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Malcolm Bowers reprints and publications

 Collection
Call Number: Ms Coll 65

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter from the collection organizer, Sabina Lim, Malcolm Bowers obituaries, and copies of Bowers' published medical articles organized by date.

Dates

  • 1961 - 2008
  • 2010

Creator

Access

The materials are available for research.

Arrangement

Materials are organized in four volumes as arranged by Sabina Lim: Volume 1, 1961-1973. Volume 2, 1974-1981. Volume 3, 1982-1989. Volume 4, 1990-2007, but have been rehoused for preservation.

Extent

2 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/med.ms.0065

Overview

Malcolm Bowers, M.D. was the founding chief of the Research Unit at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, Chief of Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and was affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry for more than forty years. His early research included a series of groundbreaking studies on hallucinogenic drug exposure and the emergence of psychotic disorders. Later research included an extensive series of studies on the role of monoamines in psychosis and affective disorders which advanced the understanding of the pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders and neuropharmacology of psychotropic drugs. The collection includes reprints and copies of his published journal articles.

Biographical / Historical

Malcolm Bowers was born in Dallas, Texas in 1933. He graduated summa cum laude in philosophy from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, received his MD degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1958, did his internship at Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver, and served in the U.S. Army for four years. He completed his psychiatry residency at Yale in 1965, joining the Yale University School of Medicine faculty the same year. He became a professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine in 1976, was director of the Yale Psychiatry residency program from 1986 to 1990, and was associate chair for clinical care and quality assessment and improvement from 1988 to 1995. He was the founding chief of the Research Unit at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, Chief of Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital from 1973 to 1986, and conducted research and taught for the inpatient services at Yale-New Haven Hospital in the 1990s. He was a professor emeritus of psychiatry at Yale from 2002 until his death in 2008. His early research included a series of groundbreaking studies on hallucinogenic drug exposure and the emergence of psychotic disorders. Later research included an extensive series of studies on the role of monoamines in psychosis and affective disorders which advanced the understanding of the pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders and neuropharmacology of psychotropic drugs.

Custodial History

Gift of Natasha Bowers, wife of Malcolm Bowers, 2018.
Title
Malcolm Bowers Reprints and Publications
Status
Completed
Author
Katherine Isham
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library Repository

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