Alexander, Leo, 1905-

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  • 1905: Born in Vienna, Austria Hungary
  • 1929: Received doctorate in medicine from University of Vienna
  • 1932: Moved to Peiping, China to teach psychiatry and neurology at Peiping Union Medical College
  • 1933: Emigrated to the United States of America
  • 1934: Appointed to positions at Boston City Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Boston State Hospital.
  • 1936: Married Phyllis Harrington
  • 1941 - 1946 : Associate Professor Neuropsychiatry at Duke University
  • 1942: Appointed Colonel, Medical Corps, US Army, 8th Air Force Medical Intelligence - active duty
  • 1946 - 1947 : Acted as US Medical Consultant to Secretary of War and US Chief Counsel for War Crimes during te Nuremberg Doctors' Trial, Nuremberg, Germany
  • 1972: Received the Gold Medal Award of the Society of Biological Psychiatry
  • 1985: Died in Weston, MA

From the guide to the Papers, 1883-2001, (Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University)

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Birth 1905-10-11

Death 1985-07-20




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