Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project: Interview with Clarence Rowe, M.D.
Description Dr. Rowe was a St. Paul native who was educated locally, and spent his entire career in St. Paul. He was a physician who got acquainted with psychiatry during World War II, then was formally trained after the war. He describes his training at the University of Minnesota, and his time as faculty there. After being the founding medical director of the Hamm Clinic in St. Paul, he started a private practice there, which he continued throughout his career. He wrote a textbook of psychiatry, which became a standard for nursing education throughout the United States. Dr. Rowe provides a good description of an eclectic private practice, including inpatient work in private hospitals and outpatient work in his office. He was interested in the ethics of medicine, and was very involved in the interface between religion and psychiatry. Working with the Hamm Foundation, he participated with St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota in their Institute of Mental Health. This group sponsored annual summer workshops for the clergy with psychiatrists - including some of national renown - for twenty years. This program is described in great detail.
Quantity 14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Sukov, Dr. Marvin
Interviewee: Rowe, Dr. Clarence
Dates Creation: 11/12/1977
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 124
Accession Number AV2011.14.27
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project'

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