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Title: Women neuropsychiatrists on Wagner-Jauregg's staff in Vienna at the time of the Nobel award: ordeal and fortitude
Authors: Triarhou, Lazaros C
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Medical and Health sciences::Clinical medicine
FRASCATI::Medical and Health sciences::Basic medicine::Neurosciences (including: Psychophysiology)
Keywords: Austrian Annexation
Jewish physicians
University of Vienna
interwar period
women in psychiatry
Subjects MESH: Austria
History, 20th Century
Nobel Prize
Physicians, Women
United States
Issue Date: 2019
Source: History of psychiatry
Volume: 30
Issue: 4
First Page: 393
Last Page: 408
Abstract: This article profiles the scientific lives of six women physicians on the staff of the Clinic of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna in 1927, the year when its Director, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. They were all of Jewish descent and had to leave Austria in the 1930s to escape from the National Socialist regime. With a solid background in brain science and mental disorders, Alexandra Adler, Edith Klemperer, Annie Reich, Lydia Sicher and Edith Vincze pursued academic careers in the USA, while Fanny Halpern spent 18 years in Shanghai, where she laid the foundations of modern Chinese psychiatry, before going to Canada. At the dawn of their medical careers, they were among the first women to practise neurology and psychiatry, both in Austria and overseas.
ISSN: 0957-154X
Other Identifiers: 10.1177/0957154X19861515
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