August 1st, 2013


Please note that we have posted today on our website under “Profiles“, vignettes prepared on Frank Ayd by Barry Blackwell, on Frank Berger by Thomas Ban,  on John Cade, prepared by Samuel Gershon, on Edmundo Fischer, prepared by Edith Serfaty, on Horsley Gantt by Thomas Ban, and on Edward Trautner, prepared by Samuel Gershon.     

We posted also Martin M. Katz’s “Comments” on Per Bech’s “Clinical Psychometrics”. (See, "Books," under "Publications").

Additionally, you will find posted on our website (

Publications (First Hand Accounts):Discoveries in Biological Psychiatry,” edited by Frank J. Ayd, Jr. and Barry Blackwell; The Psychopharmacologists,” interviews by David Healy; The History of Psychopharmacology and the Story of the CINP as Told in Autobiography” (5 volumes), edited by Thomas A. Ban, David Healy and Edward Shorter; “An Oral History of Neuropsychopharmacology” (10 volumes), series edited by Thomas A. Ban.  References to the reviews of An Oral History of Neuropsychopharmacology by Aitor Castillo and by Xénia Gonda.

Drug Inventory (Project 2): “Methylphenidate” by Eric Konofal

Profiles (Project 4): “Nathan S. Kline” by Barry Blackwell, “Roland Kuhn” by Thomas Ban and “Leo H. Sternbach” by Thomas Ban.

Controversies (Project 5):A Distinguished but Controversial Career - Jose Manuel Rodriguez Delgado” by Barry Blackwell; The Q-T interval and the Mellaril story: a cautionary tale by  Edward Shorter.

Textbook (Project 6): “The birth of neuropsychopharmacology” by Thomas Ban, and "Endocrine psychiatry a historical perspective" by Edward Shorter. 

Books (Publications – Project 8): Thomas A. Ban’s Psychopharmacology; Per Bech’s Clinical Psychometrics

Previews (Project 10): “Preface” to Towards Personalized Treatment of Depression, by Thomas A. Ban, and Comments on "Preface" by Martin Katz.

Archives (Project 12): Announcements of Earlier Postings on: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27 & July 4, 11, 18, 27, 2013; and “Lehmann and Ban’s ECDEU Progress 1961-1963.” 


International Network for the History of Neuropsychopharmacology