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Milton J.E. Senn Papers 1927-1983
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Biographical Note

In 1911, Arnold Gesell inaugurated services for emotionally disturbed children as well as research into the normal development of children. These services, later known as the Yale Clinic of Child Development, became known worldwide. In 1930, the clinic became a department in the School of Medicine, the first program in child development to receive such recognition in a medical school. When Gesell retired in 1948, the name was changed to the Child Study Center, taking a more environmental and psychoanalytic approach to child development. Milton J.E. Senn, a nationally prominent pediatrician, became the first director, serving until 1966. He expanded the training of psychiatrists and pediatricians in child development, and brought to Yale a series of investigators and teachers who became leaders in their fields. [viewed 6/4/2007]

OC: pediatrician, child-psychiatrist PO: Additional career information: pediatrician-in-chief Grace-New Haven Community Hosp., 1951-58.; dir. Child Study Ctr., Yale U. Med. Sch., New Haven, 1948-66; prof. Emeritus, Yale U. Med. Sch., New Haven, 1970-90; Sterling prof. Pediatrics and psychiatry, Yale U. Med. Sch., New Haven, 1948-70; asst., assoc., later attending pediatrician, N.Y. Hosp., N.Y.C., 1933-49; prof. Pediatrics and psychiatry, Cornell U. Med. Coll., N.Y.C., 1948-49; Commonwealth Fund fellow in psychiatry, Cornell U. Med. Coll., N.Y.C., 1937-39; assoc. in pediatrics, Cornell U. Med. Coll., N.Y.C., 1933-39; fellow, instr. Pediatrics, Washington U., St. Louis, 1929-33; resident, Children's Hosp., Milw., 1927-28; intern, Columbia Hosp., Milw., 1927-29 ED: BS, U. Wis., 1925; MD, U. Wis., 1927; MA (hon.), Yale U., 1948 Bd. dirs. Field Found. ME: Mem. Am. Pediatric Soc., Am. Acad. Pediatrics, Am. Orthopsychiat. Assn., N.Y. Acad. Medicine.

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