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Thomas G. Benedek is Professor of Medicine in the Rheumatology Division, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Professor of History (Medicine) in the university’s History Department. His address is 502 Kaufmann Building, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. He teaches history of medicine to undergraduates and senior medical students, and he is currently working on a comprehensive history of the rheumatic diseases.

David J. Lynn is Director of the Psychiatry Residency Program at St. Francis Medical Center, 400 45th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-1198 (e-mail: He also serves as Research Affiliate in Psychiatry at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts; Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His research interests include a study of the methods actually used by Freud in his conduct of psychoanalyses from 1907 to 1939, effective teaching of the initial psychiatric interview, the effects of therapeutic glucocorticoids on mood, and the pharmacokinetics of fluoxetine.

Russell C. Maulitz, an Associate Professor at Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Mail Stop 449, Broad and Vine Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19102-1192, is Associate Director for Historical and Clinical Programs in that university’s Institute for Academic Informatics. He is currently continuing work begun as a 1993–96 Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Scholar in Medical Humanities, on periods of rapid transformation in the French and American Medical communities. His e-mail address is:

Jack D. Pressman is Associate Professor, Department of the History of Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, 533 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143-0726 (e-mail: He has recently completed a monograph on the history of lobotomy, Last Resort: Psychosurgery and the Problem of Mental Disorder (Cambridge University Press, in press), and is currently at work on a history of the concept of maladjustment.

Jonathan Sadowsky is Assistant Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7107 (e-mail: His article “The Confinements of Isaac O.: ‘A Case of Acute Mania’ in Colonial Nigeria,” appeared in History of Psychiatry, 1996, 7: 91–112, and he is completing a monograph on the social history of mental illness in Nigeria.

George Weisz is Professor of the History of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University, 3655 Drummond Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1Y6 (e-mail: MDWE@MUSICA.MCGILL.CA). His books include: The Organization of Science and Technology in France, 1803–1914 [coeditor with Robert Fox] (1980); The Emergence of Modern Universities in France, 1863–1914 (1983); Social Science Perspectives on Medical Ethics [editor] (1990); The Medical Mandarins: The French Academy of Medicine in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (1995); and Greater Than the Parts: Holism in Biomedicine, 1920–1950 [coeditor with Christopher Lawrence] (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).


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