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Adolf Meyer and American psychiatry today
Am J Psychiatry 1980;137:460-464.
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After his death in 1950 Adolf Meyer, the "Dean of American Psychiatry," was forgotten by most in the field. As a result, his role in determining the course of psychiatry's current identity crisis remains largely unexplored. Meyer was responsible for enlarging the domain of psychiatry to include involvement in the mental health movement. He fostered a disenchantment with psychiatric diagnosis and with the current ideological pluralism. The authors suggests that there is much in Meyer's thought and work that can be applied to help resolve psychiatry's current crisis.

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