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Donald F. Klein papers, circa 1960s-2005
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Description
Donald Franklin Klein, Professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, is a psychiatrist and researcher who revolutionized psychiatric thinking through his discovery in 1960 that imipramine, a recently-developed psychotropic medication, was effective in blocking panic attacks. The collection consists of correspondence, subject files, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) committee files, grant applications, research projects, publications, video and audiotapes, awards, certificates and biographical sketches related to Klein's work as a founder of modern psychopharmacology.
Background
Donald Franklin Klein was born in New York City on September 4, 1928. He attended the Bronx High School of Science, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1947. He then attended the New York University Graduate Program in Biology from 1947-48 and received his M.D. degree from the State University of New York, College of Medicine in 1952.
Extent
36.8 linear ft. (34 record storage cartons, 4 document boxes and 6 half document boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the History and Special Collections for the Sciences, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library Reference Desk for paging information. Series 3, Boxes 28-32: Restricted access; apply to History and Special Collections for the Sciences, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library at least one month in advance of a research visit, so confidential identification material may be redacted. Series 4, Boxes 35-39: Restricted access and use because of patient/subject names and personally identifiable information; this material is closed until further notice, pending consultation with campus counsel about policies and procedures for access and use.