Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project: Interview with Howard P. Rome, M.D.
Description Dr. Rome was a long-time head of psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and the only Minnesota psychiatrist to become president of the American Psychiatric Association, in 1965. He also became president of the World Psychiatric Association later in his career. Under his influence, psychiatry became a respected specialty at the Mayo Clinic, and research flourished. He was extremely erudite in speaking and writing, and his interview demonstrates this well. He describes his training and practice in Philadelphia, rubbing shoulders with some of the giants in American psychiatry. He was a psychiatrist in the Pacific theater in World War II. He came to Mayo in 1947, and continued there for the rest of his career. He describes psychiatric practice at Mayo, and the development of the psychiatric training program. Dr. Sukov asks some provocative questions in this interview, which gives Dr. Rome a chance to provide his opinions on various aspects of psychiatry and its future.
Quantity 14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Sukov, Dr. Marvin
Interviewee: Rome, Dr. Howard P.
Dates Creation: 02/14/1978
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 124
Accession Number AV2011.14.26
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project'

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