[Diary entry on the development of psychiatry at the University of Chicago]
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1931-05-08 (May 8, 1931)
Original Repository: Rockefeller Archive Center. Rockefeller Foundation Archives
Reproduced with permission of the Rockefeller Foundation.
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Director of Medical Sciences, 1930-1945
AG Diary 5/9/31
Dr. Franklin C. McLean:
Discussion of development of psychiatry in Univ. of Chicago. Much need of development, but very difficult, especially if orientation
of the department is broad and tolerant. Bailey, C.J. Herrick and Lashley sharply opposed to recognition of psycho-analysis.
Franz Alexander is returning to Germany with no great regret, in view of hostility of men in the Medical Faculty in Chicago.
McL. would like to get under way with plans for psychiatry. The type of aid hitherto given by the GSE to Chicago would be
very satisfactory to him, since the Sprague Fund would cover the investigative work done providing $70,000 to $80,000 a year
were available for salaries and other expenses of creating and maintaining a department. AG tells him he is dubious about
clarity of plans and general policy of Medical School and that he thinks it would be wise at this time for him to make no