Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project: Interview with Frank Kiesler, M.D.
Description Dr. Kiesler was one of a number of psychiatrists who came into the field because of World War II experiences. After the war, he trained at the University of Minnesota, and remained on the faculty there for twelve years. He then moved to Grand Rapids, Minnesota, where he developed a unique rural mental health treatment program. He describes his experiences at the University, then his original ideas for a new model of community mental health care. Dr. Kiesler consulted with non-psychiatrist physicians and other professionals, who then provided care for people with mental disorders in the community. His Northern Pines Mental Health Clinic also utilized a team of non-physician mental health professionals, who Dr. Kiesler supervised. In this role, he served a large population in northern Minnesota, in an area the size of Massachusetts, for 30 years. He also comments on some of his personal philosophy about the sociology of mental illness.
Quantity 15 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Sukov, Dr. Marvin
Interviewee: Kiesler, Dr. Frank
Dates Creation: 06/1977
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 124
Accession Number AV2011.14.13
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project'

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