Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project: Interview with George Dorsey, M.D.
Description Dr. Dorsey was a Minneapolis-bred, Minneapolis-trained psychiatrist, who practiced his entire career in Minneapolis. He was the earliest psychiatrist to be a part of the new programs to treat alcoholism effectively, helping to develop the program at St. Mary's hospital in Minneapolis, which became nationally known. He describes the early years of this program, where everyone learned by trial-and-error. Dr. Dorsey notes the learning curve in the community as well, and the gradual recognition of alcohol abuse in professionals and executives, and utilizing interventions to get people into treatment.
Quantity 22 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Manolis, Dr. Deane - Minnesota Psychiatric Society
Interviewee: Dorsey, Dr. George
Dates Creation: 11/06/2009
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 124
Accession Number AV2011.14.7
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project'

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