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BIOGRAPHY OF HARRY STACK SULLIVAN

Psychiatrist of America: The Life of Henry Stack Sullivan

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II. Biography of Harry Stack Sullivan
Harry Stack Sullivan, the first American to develop a comprehensive personality theory, was born in a small farming community in upstate New York in 1892.
A socially immature and isolated child, Sullivan nevertheless formed one close interpersonal relationship with a boy five years older than himself. In his interpersonal theory, Sullivan believed that such a relationship has the power to transform an immature preadolescent into a psychologically healthy individual. Six years after becoming a physician, and with no training in psychiatry, Sullivan gained a position at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., as a psychiatrist. There, his ability to work with schizophrenic patients won him a reputation as a therapeutic wizard. However, despite achieving much respect from an influential group of associates, Sullivan had few close interpersonal relations with any of his peers. He died alone in Paris in 1949, at age 56.

II. Biography of Harry Stack Sullivan
Harry Stack Sullivan, the first American to develop a comprehensive personality theory, was born in a small farming community in upstate New York in 1892.
A socially immature and isolated child, Sullivan nevertheless formed one close interpersonal relationship with a boy five years older than himself. In his interpersonal theory, Sullivan believed that such a relationship has the power to transform an immature preadolescent into a psychologically healthy individual. Six years after becoming a physician, and with no training in psychiatry, Sullivan gained a position at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., as a psychiatrist. There, his ability to work with schizophrenic patients won him a reputation as a therapeutic wizard. However, despite achieving much respect from an influential group of associates, Sullivan had few close interpersonal relations with any of his peers. He died alone in Paris in 1949, at age 56.

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