Eliasberg, Wladimir, 1887-1969

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Born the son of a German-Jewish chemist in Wiesbaden, Eliasberg grew up in Berlin, where he studied medicine, mathematics, and philosophy. He became interested at an early age in the relatively new field of psychiatry, and from 1910 to 1912 studied and worked at Heidelberg's Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik . In 1913 he took a position as a ship's doctor; when the First World War broke out, he volunteered for military duty with the German army and was awarded the Iron Cross for his service. After the war, Eliasberg worked in Munich with brain-injured soldiers and later went into private practice as a neurologist. In 1928 he emigrated to Vienna, where he took a professorship in the psychology of propaganda at the Handelsakademie ( Vienna Business School ). With the Nazi Anschluss of Austria in 1938, he emigrated to the United States and founded the Association for the Advancement of Psychotherapy in New York. Thereafter he practiced psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital and founded the Association for the Advancement of Psychotherapy . He was active in a number of professional organizations and contributed regularly to various medical journals, several of which he founded and published, until his death in 1969.

From the guide to the Wladimir Eliasberg manuscripts for, Plain people write, 1915-1939., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Eliasberg served as a physician with German troops during the First World War.

From the description of Manuscripts, 1915-ca.1939. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612369115

Psychiatrist and author.

From the description of Wladimir Eliasberg papers, 1925-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983107

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correspondedWith Bleuler, Eugen, 1857-1939 person
associatedWith Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars corporateBody
associatedWith Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939. person
correspondedWith Lewin, Kurt, 1890-1947 person
associatedWith Miriam Rosenzweig person
correspondedWith Moll, Albert, 1862- person
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correspondedWith Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 person
correspondedWith Schilder, Paul, 1886-1940 person
correspondedWith Simmel, Ernst, 1882-1947 person
correspondedWith Stekel, Wilhelm, 1868-1940 person
correspondedWith Winkler, Walther Theodor, 1914- person
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World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, German


Birth 1887

Death 1969




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