In Memoriam (George Pollock)

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In Memoriam (George Pollock)

George H. Pollock, MD, PhD, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine, died of heart disease December 12 in a Houston hospital. He was 80. A native Chicagoan, Dr. Pollack graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago medical school in 1945. His experience treating soldiers at Ft. Riley, Kansas, and witnessing the psychological effects of warfare sparked his interest in mental health. Dr. Pollock, who joined the Northwestern faculty in 1972, was a forward-thinking leader who helped open psychoanalysis to new ideas including enlisting the expertise of social workers, anthropologists, historians, and clinical psychologists. He served as director of the Institute for Psychoanalysis in Chicago and president of the American Psychiatric Association. Survivors include wife Beverly; daughters Beth Ungar and Naomi; sons Rayphael, Daniel, and Benjamin; brother Melvin; and 10 grandchildren.

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