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Research in the Schizophrenic Disorders

The Stanley R. Dean Award Lectures Vol. II

  • Robert Cancro
  • Stanley R. Dean

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Psychosocial Aspects

  3. Biologic Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Seymour S. Kety
      Pages 157-172
    3. Arvid Carlsson
      Pages 173-191
    4. Solomon H. Snyder
      Pages 193-211
    5. Richard Jed Wyatt
      Pages 225-247
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 323-332

About this book

Introduction

In the autumn of 1957, Stanley R. Dean proposed the creation of a founda­ tion on schizophrenia to a group of friends. The purpose was to bring the illness of schizophrenia before the public's attention and out of the shameful anonymity in which it was buried. Stanley Dean recognized the major public health importance of this illness and was determined to have an impact on it during his lifetime. By December of that year, the decision was made to create an organization called Research in Schizophrenia Endowment (RISE). Within less than two months articles of incorporation for RISE were issued by the State of Connecticut. By the latter part of March 1958, Dean was successful in getting Congress to provide $1,300,000 for research into schizophrenia. This was the first time that Congress had targeted funds specifically for research on this disorder. Within a year, by April 1959, Dr. Dean was instrumental in getting Congress to increase its appro­ priation to the NIMH by more than $8,000,000 with the specific instruction that approximately one-half of the total research funds of the NIMH be used for projects relating to schizophrenia. In the spring of 1960, RISE relinquished its corporate charter and became an integral part of the Research Foundation of the National Association for Mental Health. This merger occurred before RISE had implemented its planned annual award program for outstanding research in schizophrenia. Several members of the Board of Directors of RISE, under the leadership of Dr. James G.

Keywords

attention catecholamines genetics pharmacology schizophrenia

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Cancro
    • 1
  • Stanley R. Dean
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.The Fund for the Behavioral SciencesMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6338-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6340-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6338-5
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