Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project: Interview with Edward Posey, M.D.
Description Dr. Posey was the first African American psychiatrist to practice in Minnesota. After his medical training and time in the US Navy, he came to Minnesota on the advice of a relative there who saw opportunity for a medical practice. He started a family practice, supplemented by general medical work at a state mental hospital. He found he enjoyed the work there and ended up in a psychiatric residency at the VA hospital, Minneapolis. Dr. Posey spent his entire career in the Minneapolis VA system, although he also was a long-time consultant in a public clinic in inner-city Minneapolis. He describes his VA experience in detail, particularly as he founded the day treatment concept for the entire VA system. He notes that many of the returning Vietnam veterans did well in this partial-hospitalization approach.
Quantity 16 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Manolis, Dr. Deane - Minnesota Psychiatric Society
Interviewee: Posey, Dr. Edward
Dates Creation: 09/24/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 124
Accession Number AV2011.14.23
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project'

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