For those of us who became psychiatrists in the 1950s and 1960s, Stewart Wolf is a familiar name. He was, by then, an eminent physician and scientist at the forefront of "psychosomatic" research. With Harold Wolff, Hans Selye, Roy Grinker, Stanley Cobb, and others, Stewart Wolf had put this branch of medicine and psychiatry on the map. He had received an honorary doctorate and prestigious awards, including APA’s Hofheimer prize for research in 1952. During his distinguished research career he studied the effect of emotional states, including stress, on the gastrointestinal system, the cardiovascular system, and endocrine function. He conducted important studies on the effect of placebos and on the effects of social integration and social supports on health and disease.