September 19, 2013


We posted today Per Bech’s “Comments on Martin Katz’s monograph, Depression and Drugs.  The Neurobehavioral Structure of a Psychological Storm, posted August 15, 2013 in “Books.”

We also posted today information on Referencing postings on INHN’s website under “Home”; and Thomas Ban’s power-point presentation, “1957: The year of neuropsychopharmacology,”  prepared for the 2008 annual meeting of the Hungarian Society of Psychopharmacology, in the “Ban Collection” of “Archives.”          .      

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), 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):”Frank Ayd” by Barry Blackwell, “Frank Berger” by Thomas Ban, “John Cade” by Samuel Gershon, “Edmundo Fischer”  by Edith Serfaty, “Horsley Gantt” by Thomas Ban,  “Nathan S. Kline” by Barry Blackwell, “Roland Kuhn” by Thomas Ban,  “Leo H. Sternbach” by Thomas Ban, and Edward Trautner” by Samuel Gershon.  

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; Comments on Shorter’s “The Q-T interval and the Mellaril story” by Peter Martin; “Addictions are not  treatable diseases” by Paul Devenyi; Comments on Devenyi’s “Addictions are not treatable diseases” by Peter Martin.

Textbook (Project 6): “The birth of neuropsychopharmacology” by Thomas Ban; “Endocrine psychiatry in historical perspective” by Edward Shorter; Comment’s on Shorter’s “Endocrine psychiatry in historical perspective” by Andrew Winokur.

Books (Publications – Project 8): Thomas A. Ban’s Psychopharmacology; Thomas A. Ban’s Depression and the Tricyclic Antidepressants;  Per Bech’s Clinical Psychometrics;  Comments on Bech’s  Clinical Psychometrics by Martin Katz;  Response to Katz’s Comments by Per Bech; Martin. M. Katz’s Depression and Drugs.  The Neurobehavioral Structure of a Psychological Storm; Comments on Katz’s Depression and Drugs by Samuel Gershon; Response to Gershon’s Comments by Martin Katz;   Joseph’s Knoll’s How Selegiline Slows Brain Aging.

Previews (Project 10): “Preface” to Towards Personalized Treatment of Depression, by Thomas A. Ban; Comments on Ban’s “Preface” by Martin M. Katz; Ban’s Response  to Katz’s Comments.

Archives (Project 12): Announcements of Earlier Postings on: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18 & 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, and September 5, 12, 2013; “Lehmann and Ban’s ECDEU Progress Report 1961-1963” ; “Gershon Collection”: “Discoveries and their trajectories –Psychopharmacological specificity of the lithium ion,” and “Lithium – discovered, forgotten and rediscovered”; and “Ban Collection”: “ACNP’s International Archives in Neuropsychopharmacology“; “Chlorpromazine after 50 years”; “Fifty years of progress”; “Neuropsychopharmacology and pharmacotherapy in psychiatry”; “Neuropsychopharmacology in Latin America”; “Paranoia historical development of the diagnostic concept – An unexplored area of research in neuropsychopharmacology,” “Presidents of CINP,” and “CINP and its past.”         

International Network for the History of Neuropsychopharmacology