Biographical Note: Paul Graves Myerson was born in Boston on September 15, 1914. After his graduation from Harvard College in 1935 and Harvard Medical School in 1939, he completed his neurological and psychiatric training at Mt. Sinai and the New York Psychiatric hospitals. During World War II, he served two years in the U.S. Navy. After the war he continued his career as a practicing psychiatrist, teacher and writer. He was a Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School (1963-1979), a Training Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and the BPSI President (1972-1974). He published many books and articles dealing with clinical issues of insight, recovery, confrontation, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Dr. Myerson died on October 4, 2000.

Summary: the collection includes four manuscript boxes of photographs, reprints, book reviews, papers, correspondence, and biographical information. Please note that several papers of Dr. Myerson could also be found in the Scientific Meetings collection. The BPSI Archives holds several sound recordings of Dr. Myerson’s lectures and presentations (see Audiovisual Materials, audio cassettes 190, 191, 232). The Oral History Interviews collection also includes an interview with Paul Myerson’s brother David Myerson (audio cassette 418).

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Related BPSI Collections
Audiovisual Materials
BPSI History Collections: Scientific Meetings
Oral History Transcripts, 1961-2004

Related Sites
Articles by Paul G. Myerson (Google Scholar citations)