Louis Jolyon (Jolly) West, M.D.
(1924-1999) was a well-known Los Angles psychiatrist who served as the chair of UCLA's
Department of Psychiatry and as director of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute from 1969 to
1989. He was an expert on cults, coercive persuasion ("brainwashing"), alcoholism, drug
abuse, violence, and terrorism. The collection contains Dr. West's research materials,
lecture and presentation materials, personal and professional correspondence, and documents
related to his professional associations and academic positions.
Louis Jolyon (Jolly) West, M.D. (1924-1999) was a well-known Los Angeles psychiatrist who
served as the chair of UCLA's Department of Psychiatry and as director of the UCLA
Neuropsychiatric Institute from 1969 to1989. He was an expert on cults, coercive persuasion
("brainwashing"), alcoholism, drug abuse, violence, and terrorism. He served as an expert
witness in the trial of Patricia "Patty" Hearst, and examined Jack Ruby, the murderer of JFK
assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
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