Finding Aid for the Robert Kellner Papers Biomed.1103

Finding aid prepared by Shira Peltzman, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 1 December 2020.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Robert Kellner papers
Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.1103
Physical Description: 5.5 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1964-1993
Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Kellner Papers (Collection 1103). Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles.

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6315629 

Administrative/Biographical History

Robert Kellner , M.D., Ph.D. (1922-1992) was born and raised in Czechoslovakia, received his medical education in England, and spent his later years in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He developed specific rating scales (Symptom Rating Test; Symptom Questionnaire; Brief Depression Rating Scale; and Illness Attitude Scales) based on the psychometric property of "sensitivity" (ability of a test to discriminate between the effects of two treatments). Kellner's research and publiations included work on hypochondriasis; psychotherapeutic strategies in psychophysiological disorders; and and the treatment of somatization and abnormal illness behavior.

Scope and Contents

Documents related to the career of Robert Kellner, including manuscripts, correspondence and research project files.


This collection has been arranged in the following series:
  • Series 1: Publications and reprints, 1964-1993
  • Series 2: Unpublished manuscripts, 1975-1992
  • Series 3: Correspondence, 1987
  • Series 4: Research project files, 1979-1981