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Medical Education on Film

A guide to the educational and archival films (1928-1963) of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Alex J. Arieff, MD, 1908-1990

Alex J. Arieff, MD, was a professor in the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School for 41 years. He retired as an associate professor in 1974. He was also an attending neurologist at Cook County Hospital and served as a psychiatrist and expert witness in the Chicago court system.

Arieff's film in the collection is: Effects of Direct Interrupted Electro-Shock on Experimental Neuroses

Shirley Greene, BA

Shirley Greene, BA, worked with Jules H. Masserman, MD, in the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School.  

Greene's film in the collection is: Effects of Direct Interrupted Electro-Shock on Experimental Neuroses

Harold Klehr, PhD, 1921-1994

Harold Klehr, PhD, worked in the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School with Jules H. Masserman, MD, in the 1940s and ‘50s. After his time at NUMS he was a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois and directed the school’s student counseling service from 1962 into the 1980s.

Klehr's film in the collection is: Effects of Direct Interrupted Electro-Shock on Experimental Neuroses

Jules H. Masserman, MD, 1905-1994

Jules H. Masserman, MD, was born in Ukraine and emigrated with his family as a child to Detroit, where he received his MD from Wayne State University. He was a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School from 1952 to 1973 and served as president of the American Psychiatric Association from 1978 to 1979. Dr. Masserman was also a practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who was forced to retire in the late 1980s after multiple female patients accused him of sexual abuse. He settled four malpractice suits out of court and wrote a book with his wife called Sexual Allegations and Social Turmoil: What Can Be Done?  

Masserman's film in the collection is: Effects of Direct Interrupted Electro-Shock on Experimental Neuroses

Curtis T. Pechtel, PhD, 1920-1996

Curtis Theodore Pechtel, PhD, received his PhD in psychology from Northwestern University in 1952 and taught in the Medical School’s Department of Neurology and Psychiatry in the 1950s and early ‘60s. He served in local government in Milwaukee in the 1960s and later in life taught at Glendale Community College in Arizona. 

Pechtel's film in the collection is: Effects of Direct Interrupted Electro-Shock on Experimental Neuroses

S. W. Ranson, PhD, MD, 1880-1942

Stephen Walter Ranson, PhD, MD, was a leader in the field of neurological research. He began his career at Northwestern University Medical School in the Department of Anatomy, of which he was chair from 1912 to 1924. After a brief stint at Washington University Medical School, he became a professor of neurology at NUMS and director of the newly founded Institute of Neurology in 1928, a position he held until his death in 1942. 

Ranson's film in the Northwestern University Medical School Film Collection is: International Neurological Congress, Berne