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Daniel X. Freedman, MD August 17, 1921, to June 3, 1993

Myrna M. Weissman, PhD; Jack D. Barchas, MD
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1993;50(8):665-668. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1993.01820200083009.
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Daniel X. Freedman, the Editor of the Archives since 1970, was one of the most important American academic psychiatrists of this half century. He was an innovator in bringing the biological sciences to psychiatry. Over the years, he, and successive waves of students who were attracted to work with him, continued to explore and develop ideas regarding neurotransmitters in the brain. He profoundly impacted the academic structure of the field through his leadership roles at Yale University, the University of Chicago, and UCLA. His passionate commitment to the development of psychiatry was also reflected by his leadership in professional societies, including the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. A man who demonstrated excellence in many ways, his most profound impact was through his direct and indirect mentoring of hundreds of academics in institutions throughout the world.

Born in 1921, the man who came to be known


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