During the first half of the twentieth century adolf meyer was the most authoritative and influential psychiatrist in the united states in 1908 when the johns hopkins hospital established the first american university clinic devoted to psychiatry still a nascent medical specialty at the time meyer was selected to oversee the enterprise. Adolf meyer and the origins of american psychiatry in pathologist of the mind psychiatrists know that meyer is an important figure in american psychiatry . Some books are worth underlining every sentence susan d lambs book pathologist of the mind adolf meyer and the origins of american psychiatry is one of them it struck me as a very well written product of a decade long research and review of available documents private archives and clinical materials about one of the most recognized . Pathologist of the mind adolf meyer and the origins of american psychiatry by neil a grauer susan lamb has performed an invaluable service to students of medical history especially those interested in the origins and practice of psychiatry she has made adolf meyer intelligible. This book is an excellent introduction to some of the great issues in clinical psychiatry seen through the lens of one of its most important historical figures adolf meyer trained in europe under the influence of the great german neuropathologists and psychiatrists most notably kraepelin he
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