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RG -- 31, Dr. Ernst Lewy Papers, 1950s - 1960s

Dr. Ernst Lewy (1944 – 1963) was born in Posen (Poznan), Germany, nowadays Poland. He received education in German universities.

Since 1930s he practices in America, in the East Coast.

In the 1940s Dr. Ernst Lewy relocated to Los Angeles and became a member of Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and then with establishment of the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute and Society held positions of Chairman of the Education Committee, Dean of Training School and President of LAPSI.

He took upon himself the leadership of LAPSI  in the most difficult times of the Split and its aftermath. He had shown a devotion to uncompromised principles of scholarship and loyalty to the Freudian principles in Psychoanalysis.

Dr. Lewy’s views on the American Psychoanalysis are of significant critical dimension. He stood in favor of independent scholarship against medicalization of Psychoanalysis in commercial sense. He always supported the scientific values and indispensable contribution of independent lay analysis.

This Collection contains overall his correspondences, memoranda, articles and essays that relate to the period of the 1950s and 1960s.

Records filed under "Dr. Ernst Lewy, Papers, 1950s, 1960s"

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