1957: The year of neuropsychopharmacology. (“Archives” – “Ban Collection”).
The power point presentation with the title, “1957: The year of neuropsychopharmacology,” was prepared for the annual meeting of the Hungarian Society of Psychopharmacology, held in October 2008 in Tihany. The information covered in the power point presentation was written up in 2013 as a chapter with the title “The birth of neuropsychopharmacology” for INHN’s Textboook. (See, INHN website under “Textbook”).
ACNP’s “archives” were created by Oakley Ray, and after he passed away in February 2007, the “archives” lost his personal support and direction. This report was prepared a few months after Oakley’s death to provide information on the objectives and the history of the “archives,” as well as on the records stored and catalogued at that point in time in the “archives.”
An Introduction to Psychiatric Nosologyis an incomplete monograph with the list of references missing. The three parts of the monograph is based on three lectures, delivered between 1987 and 1990. From the three lectures, “Basic Principles of Psychiatric Nosology” (Part One), was written first, followed by “Nosology in Development” (Part Three), and “Nosology: Review of Historical Development” (Part Two), in this order. After completing lectures one and three, considerations were given to publish the material with a Preface to the prospective publication (that did not materialize).
Capsules: History of Psychopharmacologywas developed by Thomas A. Ban, in the early years of the 21st century.
Capsules 1 to 3 are: 1. Pharmacotherapy in psychiatry in the 19th century; 2. Organic Chemistry and the Birth of the Pharmaceutical Industry; and 3. Neuropharmacology: Structural Basis and Conceptual Framework.
Capsules 4 to 6 are: 4. Development of the diagnostic concept of dementia praecox and early pharmacological treatments of schizophrenia; 4. Model psychosis and exogenous psychosis; 4. Barbiturates and sleep therapy.
Capsules 7 to 9 are: 7. Neurochemistry and neuronal transmission: Early development; 8. Drug regulation in the USA; 9. Pharmacologically induced fever.
Capsules 10 to 13 are: 10. Definition and scope of psychopharmacology; 11. Pharmacological interventions and treatments in psychiatry introduced in the 1930s; 12. Causal treatments introduced in the 1930s and their effect on the diagnostic distribution of psychiatric population; 13. From the Nuremberg Code to the Helsinki Declaration.
Capsules 14 to 16 are: 14. Introduction of the first set of psychotropic drugs; 15. Psychiatry in the 1950s; 16. Synthesis of iproniazid and the recognition of its monoamine oxidase inhibiting and euphorizing effect.
Capsule 17 is: The adrenochome hypothesis of schizophrenia and treatment with nicotinic acid.
Capsule 18 is: Introduction of chlorpromazine in psychiatry.
Capsule 19 is: The spectrophotofluorimeter and early spectrophotofluorimetric finding with reserpine and iproniazid.
Capsule 20 is: Sedative versus incisive neuroleptics: therapeutic implications.
Capsule 21 is: Therapeutic profile of neuroleptics in schizophrenia.
Capsule 22 is: Thioridazine: Cardiac conductance changes.
Capsule 23 is: Demonstration of the therapeutic efficacy of phenothiazines in schizophrenia and the differentiation of the therapeutic effects of neuroleptics from non-specific factors.
This paper was presented as a Discussion and Conclusions of a symposium in Paris, France, organized in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the introduction of chlorpromazine in psychiatry, at the 24th Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum in 2004.
In trying to reconstruct CINP’s history we found that the name of many of those who played a role in the history of the College was no longer listed in the College’s Membership Directory. This report was written in 2004, and submitted to Oakley Ray at the time, Executive Secretary of CINP’s Central Office.
In this essay “conditioning in the development and treatment of delinquents and criminals” is discussed through the fictional character, Bigger Thomas, the “Negro boy”, who, in the novel of Richard Wright, “Native Son,” commits two socially intolerable crimes. The essay was written in the mid-1960s and first presented in 1966 in a symposium organized by Ernest Poser, a disciple of Hans Eysenck, at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Subsequently, with some minor modifications, it was presented again in 1969 at a private hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, and published in 1972 in volume 4 of the World Journal of Psychosynthesis (a volume of the journal that is currently virtually unavailable either in print or electronically).
Ban TA. Conditioning in the development of delinquents and criminals. World Journal of Psychosynthesis 1972; 4: 30-2.
Development of the diagnostic concept of manic-depressive psychosis in Emil Kraepelin’s classification was prepared in September 2015 by Thomas A. Ban for INHN’s educational program in the history of neuropsychopharmacology.
Thomas A. Ban
November 5, 2015
Diagnosis and treatment of melancholia with special reference to deprenyl and BPAP, a power point presentation, was delivered at a symposium of the annual meeting of the Hungarian Association of Psychopharmacology in October 2005. The symposium was organized to celebrate the 80th birthday of Joseph Knoll, a distinguished Hungarian neuropsychopharmacologist, who was chair of the Department of Pharmacology, Semmelweis University for three decades (1963-1993).
This paper with the title “The biological point of view”, was presented in a “debate on education in psychiatry”. The debate took place on April 2, 1994, in the Skitch Symposium with the central theme, “Critique of biological psychiatry” that was held at the Douglas Hospital in Verdun, Quebec, Canada, where Clifford Skitch was medical superintendent in the mid-1950s.
“Fifty years in progress” was presented at a symposium chaired by Fridolin Sulser, organized in celebration of the fifty years anniversary of CINP at the 26th biennial congress of the organization, held in Munich, Germany in 2008.
From Tryptophan in Insomnia to Polymorphism of Tryptophan Hydroxylase in Bipolar Disorder was presented with the title Passages Francois Ferrero’s Contributions to Research and Education in Neuropsychopharmacology at a symposium in September 2010.
“History of the CINP” is the corresponding text to “Neuropsychopharmacology and the history of the CINP”, a power point presentation, posted on October 17, 2013. It was prepared for a meeting of the Colegio Peruano Neuropsycofarmacologia held in Lima, Peru, from November 23 to November 30, 2005
Power point presentation; prepared between December 2005 and May 2006. It was written up with the title “In memory of three pioneers”, and published in International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 2006; 9: 475-7.
“Madness: From Psychiatry to Neuronology via Neuropsychopharmaclogy” (slide show) was prepared for a Grand Round presentation with the title Psychopharmacology and the Forgotten Language of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on March 5, 2009.
“My personal notes on Heinz” was presented after dinner on December 7, 1999 at the 12th Annual New York State Office of Mental Health Research Conference, dedicated to Heinz E. Lehmann with photos which are not included here.
This paper was presented in a symposium on “Controversies in the history of neuropsychopharmacology” organized by Francois Ferrero at the 12th AEP (Association of European Psychiatrists, now European Psychiatric Association) Congress in Geneva, Switzerland on the 15th of April, 2004. Other speakers in the symposium were Jules Angst, Francois Ferrero, David Healy and Edward Shorter.
“Neuropsychopharmacology and the history of the CINP (power point presentation) was presented with the title History of the CINP at a meeting of the Colegio Peruano Neuropsycofarmacologia in Lima, Peru, on November 23-30, 2005
“Paranoia: Historical development of the diagnostic concept,” was presented in a symposium at the 10th International Congress of the World Psychiatric Association, in Madrid, Spain in 1996. The symposium was organized and chaired by Charles Cahn, at the time chairman of the History Section of the WPA.
This manuscript was written in 2005 and provided the basis of a documentary on the history of the CINP prepared by Oakley Ray, at the time executive secretary of the Collegium. The documentary was presented, at the XXVth Congress in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 2006. The text was amended in 2008 in preparation for the celebration of CINP’s 50 years anniversary
“Psychopharmacology and the first 50 years in the history of the CINP” (power point presentation) was prepared for the 26th biennial meeting of the organization held in Munich in 2008. It corresponds with the presentation “Fifty years progress,” delivered in the symposium organized by Fridolin Sulser in celebration of CINP’s 50 years anniversary.(See, “Ban Collection” in “Archives”).
Psychopharmacology and the Classification of Functional Psychosis is an elaboration of a paper by Pethö B, Bán TA, Kelemen A, Ungvári G, Karczag I, Bittér I, and Tolna J, published in Hungarian, in Ideggyogyászati Szemle (1944;37:102-131) with the title KDK Budapest Kutatási Diagnosztikus Kritériumok Functionalis Psychosisok Korismézéséhez. The mimeographed unpublished monograph was used in the teaching of psychiatric residents and fellows.
Seminar on Clinical Methodology – Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature is based on the contents of 23 tables presented, (in the form of transparencies), which were discussed with the residents, as part of their psychopharmacology curriculum, in the Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University, on June 2, 1994.
“Towards a clinical methodology for neuropsychopharmacology research” (power point presentation) was prepared for the annual meeting of the Hungarian Society of Neuropsychopharmacoogy, held in Tihany in 2006. It was elaborated into a paper, published with the same title in Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica 2007; 9: 81-90.