Lifwynn Foundation records 1924-1995


Lifwynn Foundation records 1924-1995

The records consist of the Lifwynn Foundation's correspondence, organizational files, research data, financial records, and copies of the foundation's publication, Lifwynn Correspondence, which provides a forum for scholars interested in exploring the nature of contemporary social neurosis. Also included in the records are materials from the files of Clarence Shields, William E. Galt, and Charles B. Thompson.

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Burrow, Trigant, 1875-1950 (person)

Trigant Burrow, pioneer American psychoanalyst and founder of group psychoanalysis, graduated from Fordham University in 1896. He received a M.D. from the University of Virginia in 1899 and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Johns Hopkins University in 1909. He studied under Carl Jung, opened analytic practice in 1910, and began group laboratory experiments in 1923. He was president of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 1925-1926; scientific director of The Lifwynn Foundation, 1927-19...

Syz, Hans C. (person)

Hans Caspar Syz, M.D., was born on August 1, 1894, in Zürich, Switzerland, to John and Clara Schindler Syz. He studied medicine at universities in Zürich, Munich and Geneva. He became certified to practice medicine at Zürich and received his doctoral degree through the Institute of Anatomical Pathology at the University of Geneva in 1921. While working as an assistant physician at the University Hospital of Zürich (1920-1921), he specialized in internal medicine and psychiatry. He b...

Lifwynn Foundation (corporateBody)

The Lifwynn Foundation for Laboratory Research in Analytic and Social Psychiatry was established in 1927 to provide an institutional setting for the pioneer group research originated by Trigant Burrow. Burrow established an experimental community to investigate the pathology of "normality," and the investigators were included as elements in the social fabric to be observed. In addition to Burrow, the Lifwynn Foundation founders included Hans Syz and Clarence Shields. From the descrip...

Thompson, Charles Blancher, 1814-1895 (person)

Galt, William Egleston, 1904-1955 (person)