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Title: Eli Robins Papers, 1947-1994Add to your cart.
ID: FC/FC077
Extent: 55.5 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1968-1975
expand icon Biographical/Historical Note
Eli Robins was a psychiatrist who was a pioneer in establishing how mental disorders are researched and diagnosed today. After graduating from Harvard Medical School, Robins eventually came to Washington University in 1949 as a fellow and later an instructor in the Department of Neuropsychiatry. Robins was promoted to assistant professor in 1953, associate professor in 1956, and full professor in 1958. In 1963, he became the head of the department. Under his guidance, the department was a strong proponent of a scientifically based "medical model" approach to the field of psychiatry. Due to this being developed during a time when psychoanalysis dominated the field, Robins was a key figure in changing the direction of American psychiatry. Before stepping down in 1975, Robins became the Wallace and Lucille K. Renard Professor in Psychiatry.
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Restrictions: The collection is open and accessible for research except for Series 20-27. These are small series containing confidential materials removed from Series 1-19 and they are closed 80 to 100 years from the date of the documents.  These are marked  "Restricted files" on the folder, box and in the archives database.

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Preferred Citation: [Item description, Box number, Folder number], Eli Robins Papers, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine.
Collection Material Type: Faculty Collection
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Finding Aid/Collection Inventory
Series 1: Reprints of published scientific papers, 1951-1993.
Series 2: Personal files, A-Z, 1942-1985.
Series 3: Manuscripts of Papers, 1959-1992.
Series 4: General correspondence files, 1964-1992.
Series 5: General files, 1955-1993.
Series 6: Associations and Societies, 1958-1993.
Series 7: Lecture slide masters, 1974-1982.
Series 8: Coroners'  rules, 1953-1981.
Series 9: Committee series, 1972-1989.
Series 10: Teaching series ("Professor's rounds"), 1965-1990.
Series 11: Grant files, A-Z, 1969-1992.
Series 12: Administrative Records: emergency room study and reprint files, 1959-1972.
Series 13: NIMH-CRB collaborative study, Administrative files, 1966, 1974-1982, 1988.
Series 14: Upjohn Adinazolam study, 1981-1986.
Series 15: Miscellaneous clinical studies (adolescent suicide, suicide in youth, sleep study, hysteria, schizophrenic affective illness, non-natural death), 1947-1985.
Series 16: Schizophrenic study, 1954-1973.
Series 17: Laboratory notebooks and other laboratory records, 1949-1971.
Series 18: Eli Robins Memorabilia, 1971-1992.
Series 19: Department of Psychiatry manuals, syllabi, and other training materials, 1949-1990.
Series 20: General Correspondence: Restricted, 1971.
Series 21: General files: restricted, 1972-1993.
Series 22: Associations and societies: patient information, 1967-1968.
Series 23: Professor's rounds: restricted patient information, 1965-1988.
Series 24: Emergency room study, random sample of 8 initial and final interviews, 1967-1969
Series 25: Miscellaneous Clinical studies with patient information, 1947-1965, 1983-1984
Series 26: Schizophrenic study: patient information, 1955-1973.
Series 27: Laboratory notebooks and other laboratory records: patient information, 1957, 1959.

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