Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project: Interview with James Jordan, M.D.
Description Dr. Jordan began his training at the Mayo Clinic in internal medicine, but later became the consummate community psychiatrist. After a year in England learning community psychiatry, he began an association with the Hamm Clinic in St. Paul that lasted almost his entire career. He was the medical director there 1985-2010. Dr. Jordan gives a sensitive description of his philosophy of community psychiatry, which includes treatment, research, and training. He notes the importance of careful evaluation of each and every patient, and the use of psychotherapy as a primary treatment modality. Dr. Jordan also exemplifies the importance of psychiatrists maintaining their medical identity - he was the only psychiatrist to be elected chairman of the Ramsey County Medical Society which later became part of the Twin Cities Medical Society.
Quantity 19 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Manolis, Dr. Deane - Minnesota Psychiatric Society
Interviewee: Jordan, Dr. James
Dates Creation: 11/05/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 124
Accession Number AV2011.14.12
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project'

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