Category: psychiatry

Margaret Morgan Lawrence (b. 1914) is a psychi…

Margaret Morgan Lawrence (b. 1914) is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst whose research focuses
on children and their mental health. She was the chief of the Developmental Psychiatry
Service for Infants and Children at Harlem Hospital for more than two decades.

She studied at Cornell University, where she was
the only African American students and was refused a place in the
race-segregated dormitory. She was then rejected from Cornell Medical School because
of her race, and went on to study at Columbia College. In 1948 she joined the
New York State Psychiatric Institute, the first African American to do so. She later
co-founded the Rockland County Center for Mental Health and the Harlem Family
Institute.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004) was a Swiss-…

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist. She is responsible for developing the famous theory on the five stages of grief, which bears her name (the Kübler-Ross model).

She studied in Switzerland and the United States, and later became an instructor at the University of Chicago. She was particularly interested in death and near-death experiences, and published the influential book On Death and Dying in 1969, where she presented the grief process. She co-founded the American Holistic Medical Association.