July 18, 2013


Please note that we have posted today on our website under ControversiesEdward Shorter’s The Q-T interval and the Mellaril story: a cautionary tale.”

We posted also references to the reviews by Aitor Castillo (in Revista Peruana de Psiquiatria) and by Xénia Gonda (in Neuropsycpharmacologia Hungarica) of Thomas A. Ban (Editor).  An Oral History of Neuropsychopharmacology. The First Fifty Years. Peer Interviews. (Volumes 1-10). Nashville: American College of Neuropsyhopharmacology (Amazon, CreateSpace, 2011)

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

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

Textbook (Project 6): “The birth of neuropsychopharmacology” by Thomas Ban

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

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


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