Biographical Note: Cecil Mushatt was born in Ireland on May 15, 1913.  He attended Trinity College in Dublin and received a fellowship to study in the United States after graduating as a research microbiologist. Dr. Mushatt trained for psychoanalysis in Boston under Hanns Sachs. During his training he developed an interest in treating and studying psychosomatic illnesses. Dr. Mushatt practiced at several well-known hospitals throughout the Boston area, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital.  He was also an instructor at Harvard University and Beth Israel Hospital, a guest lecturer at Simmons College, and a researcher at Boston University.  He maintained a private practice throughout his career in Boston, and was a member of several medical organizations, including the American Psychoanalytic Association, the American Psychosomatic Society, the American Medical Association, and the BPSI.

Summary: the collection mainly consists of of papers Dr. Mushatt wrote, presented, and published throughout his career.  Many of these were lectures delivered at the BPSI and American Psychoanalytic Association annual meetings.  There are also tape recordings of lectures and presentations (see Audiovisual Materials, audio cassettes 18-21, 163-167), a small box of glass plate negatives, and photographs.  One notable item is an original portrait of Dr. Felix Deutsch, dated and signed.  The collection was given to BPSI after Dr. Mushatt’s death in 2000 by his son, David Mushatt, M.D. Also donated was a collection of books, which have since been processed and cataloged in the BPSI Library.

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Related BPSI Collections
Audiovisual Materials
BPSI History Collections: Joint Meetings
BPSI History Collections: Scientific Meetings
Oral History Transcripts, 1961-2002

Related Sites
Articles by Cecil Mushatt (PubMed citations)