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Herbert Weiner papers
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Description
Herbert Weiner, M.D. (1921-2002) was a pioneer in psychosomatic medicine who revolutionized scientific understanding of how the brain and body interact during illness. He served as chief of behavioral medicine at UCLA (1982-2002) and was a researcher at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric and Brain Research Institutes. His research was vital to the development of psychoneuroimmunology, a field examining the brain's influence over the immune system. The collection contains his publications, several unpublished book manuscripts, extensive notes and lectures, and material documenting his efforts to develop research and training programs at UCLA. It also includes Weiner’s interactions with professional medical organizations and outside institutions such as the MacArthur Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
Background
Herbert Weiner, M.D. (1921-2002), a pioneer of psychosomatic medicine, revolutionized scientific understanding of how the brain and body interact during hypertension, asthma, ulcers, anorexia nervosa, rheumatoid arthritis, and other illnesses. Weiner was born in Vienna and grew up in London. He came to the United States with his family in 1939, graduating magna cum laude from Harvard in 1943 and receiving his medical degree from Columbia University in 1946. During the 1950s and 1960s he was a researcher at Walter Reed Medical School Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, studying the impact stress has on the development of gastric ulcers and other diseases.
Extent
6.4 linear ft. (11 document boxes, 2 half-size document boxes, 1 record carton box, and 1 flat box)
Restrictions
Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA Library Special Collections can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections for Medicine and the Sciences reference desk for information on permissions.
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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections for Medicine and the Sciences Reference Desk for paging information.