Menninger Collection on Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis

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RB 006

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Menninger Collection on Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis


  • 1494-2012 (Publication)


274 linear feet

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In June, 2003, the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library became the owner of the Menninger Foundation’s Library of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis. This fine gift included their clinical library of books and journals, the historical and rare book collections, and complete runs of the Menninger publications. This is a wide-ranging rare book collection of more than 3000 titles pertaining to psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis in both adults and children. The publications by and commentaries about Sigmund Freud are extensive. There are also a number of titles devoted to community mental health, nursing, and work in prisons. The collection includes a large number of early journals on psychoanalysis, hundreds of German psychiatric texts, and annual reports from American asylums. In addition to psychiatric materials, there are many fine texts related to the broader field of medicine. One of these volumes is a 1783 German edition of Andreas Vesalius’s anatomy with reproductions of the illustrations from the original Vesalius.

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Open for research. Reading Room access only.

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Materials are in good condition.

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Copyright restrictions may apply. Reproduction depends on condition of the item.

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Menninger Foundation donated its Library of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis in June 2003.

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Accruals will occur for this collection.

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