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These seven photographs are from Dr. Karl's 90th birthday party on Menninger West Campus, Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Karl, his father Dr. C.F., and his brother, Dr. Will, formed a group psychiatry practice in 1919. The Menninger Clinic as a sanitarium was established in 1925 with the purchase of a farm house and admittance of 12 patients. Their philosophy was that mental illness could be treated with an integrated medical, psychodynamic, and developmental approach for the total health of patients. Dr. Karl is known in many circles as the founding father of psychiatry; he produced 15 books that influenced psychiatry over the years. Menninger was a key training hospital from the early days and became the largest training center in the country after World War II. It grew into a recognized center for the treatment of mental illness, teaching about mental health, and research in the field. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas

Creator: Richardson, Earl
Date: July 22, 1983

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Karl Menninger, M.D., 90th birthday - Dr. Karl and Dr. Roy in front of the sculpture "Vital BalanceKarl Menninger, M.D., 90th birthday - Edwin Menninger speaking at the sculpture dedication.Karl Menninger, M.D., 90th birthday - Dr. Karl and his son Dr. Bob enjoying the birthday celebration.Karl Menninger, M.D., 90th birthday - Irving Sheffel speaking at the birthday party.Karl Menninger, M.D., 90th birthday - The birthday party scene inside Seely Conference Center.Karl Menninger, M.D., 90th birthday - Dr. Karl taking photographs of his party.Karl Menninger, M.D., 90th birthday - Dean Collins, M.D.,  taking photographs of Dr. Karl

Karl Menninger, M.D., 90th birthday - Dr. Karl and Dr. Roy in front of the sculpture "Vital Balance'. Seeley Conference Center is in the back ground.

Item Number: 223333
Call Number: Menninger Foundation Photographic Collection, Box 7, #66
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 223333

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