Biographical Note: Born in Vermont, Martin Peck graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 1915.  He served as first lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps in 1918-1919. His training in psychiatry began in 1919 at the Sheppard Enoch Bratt Hospital and continued at the Boston Psychopathic Hospital. He was instrumental in founding the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and served as its president from 1931 to 1937. He was an editor of the Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and the author of a popular book “The Meaning of Psychoanalysis” (1931) as well as many papers on the applications of psychiatry to general practice.

Summary: the collection consists of one manuscript box of correspondence, papers, notes, clippings, and biographical materials. BPSI Audiovisual Archive holds an interview with Mrs. Martin Peck conducted and recorded by Dr. Sanford Gifford in 1972 (audio cassette 441). Additional papers and presentations of Martin Peck could be found in the Related BPSI Collections listed below.

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Related BPSI Collections
Audiovisual Materials
BPSI History Collections: 25th Anniversary
BPSI Historical Files, 1935-1985
Hendrick, Ives (1898-1972) (contains obituary of Martin Peck)
Kaufman, M. Ralph (1900-1977) (contains Kaufman-Peck correspondence)

Related Sites
Articles by Martin W. Peck’s (PubMed citations)