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Dr. Karl is known in many circles as a founding father of psychiatry; he produced 15 books that influenced psychiatry over the years. These four black and white photographs show his family. 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. It is now a leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to treating individuals with mood, personality, anxiety and addictive disorders, teaching mental health professionals and advancing mental healthcare through research. It was located in Topeka, Kansas, from 1925 to 2003 and is now in Houston, Texas.

Date: 1919-1962

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Karl A. Menninger, M.D. - Karl Menninger and Grace Gaines, his first wife, in 1919.Karl A. Menninger, M.D. - Karl Menninger with Julia (standing), Martha, and Robert during the 1930Karl A. Menninger, M.D. - Four generations of Menningers:  Karl Menninger, Jr., seated on the lap of his great grandfather, Dr. C.F. Menninger, Robert Menninger (standing) and Dr. Karl in 1952.Karl A. Menninger, M.D. - Dr. Karl with his daugher Rosemary and grandson Karl II in front of the house where Dr. Karl was born, 1270 Topeka Blvd.

Karl A. Menninger, M.D. - Karl Menninger and Grace Gaines, his first wife, in 1919.

Item Number: 223901
Call Number: Menninger Foundation Photographic Collection, Box 31 #1678
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 223901

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