Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project: Interview with James Swenson, M.D.
Description Dr. Swenson went into family practice in small-town Iowa after medical school at the University of Minnesota, and then spent time in the military. He returned to family practice, and quickly became exhausted with the pace. He returned to the University of Minnesota for his psychiatric training. Dr. Swenson describes his career in private practice with a large group (Minneapolis Clinic of Psychiatry and Neurology) and his involvement in the founding of a new general hospital mental health unit (Metropolitan Medical Center). This was a unique public-private mental health program that developed many new concepts in psychiatric care, as Dr. Swenson notes. He frequently speaks of the nurse-psychiatrist dyad model of care as a valuable approach in psychiatric practice.
Quantity 24 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Manolis, Dr. Deane - Minnesota Psychiatric Society
Interviewee: Swenson, Dr. James
Dates Creation: 12/17/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 124
Accession Number AV2011.14.32
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project'

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