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Jerome Frank was born in New York City. He received his A.B. in 1930, his A.M. in 1932, his Ph.D. in 1934, and his M.D. in 1939, all from Harvard University. He studied psychology at the University of Berlin from 1930 to 1931. He trained at the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic of the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1940 to 1943 and joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in psychiatry in 1940. During World War II, he served as neuropsychiatrist with the 118th General Hospital. He returned to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1949 as Associate Professor. He was promoted to Professor in 1959 and became Professor Emeritus in 1974. His research ranged from topics in psycho-therapy to faith healing, the psychology of leadership, and nuclear war. He also worked to improve race relation in Baltimore. Frank served as president of the American Psychopathological Association and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and received various awards and honors for his contributions.

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The Jerome Frank Collection spans his entire career. It contains professional and patient correspondence, case notes, patient records, student records, teaching notes, a dissertation, manuscripts, reprints, committee records, reports, guidebooks, appointment books, publications, slides, and audiocassettes. These documents represent Frank’s contributions to the Johns Hopkins University as a clinician, teacher, and researcher. His involvement with the Physicians for Social Responsibility and their efforts to control the proliferation of nuclear weapons is also documented.

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