Dr. Marvin Karno, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, had an
illustrious career as clinician, researcher, teacher, and administrator. This small collection focuses mainly on his research
in community centered psychiatry, especially with Los Angeles Hispanic Americans, and on his administrative endeavors on behalf
of the Division of Social and Community Psychiatry. Most of the documents date from the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Dr. Marvin Karno (1933- ) was born and educated in Los Angeles. His UCLA B.A., plus one year of postgraduate study, focused
on Anthropology. Then he switched to the UCLA School of Medicine, with the eventual goal of combining social science and medicine
to gain understanding of human behavior. He received his M.D. in 1959, continued his Internship and Residency at UCLA, and
added a Fellowship and an M.S. in Social and Community Psychiatry from the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. His first funded
research developed out of a class project for a seminar taught by Prof. Robert B. Edgerton: "The Perception of Mental Illness
in a Mexican-American Community" (1964-1966).
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