Wednesday, June 01, 2005


Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 10:46:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: "MARK KLEIN, M.D." View Contact Details
Subject: Re: Take me off your list PLEASE
To: "Deborah Hales" ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Of course I will. A pertinent parting story. When I was a psych resident in the late 1960s & early 1970s, my professors taught everything in the mental life was fair game for analysis. Before Row v. Wade, New York got around the ban on abortion usually by getting a psychiatrist certify the woman would become mentally ill, or even commit suicide by carrying to term. As a 2nd year resident in the clinic, I was assigned to these exams. While not opposed to abortion, soon realized these exams were shams. Was willing to continue to do them but thought worthwhile exploring with the woman the psychological implications were for her of being pregnant, aborting the child, and how all that related to her sexual identity.

Got booted off the assignment because I refused to be anybody's rubber stamp.

Hasn't been my day mailing list-wise. Also got booted today by the President of Harvard's Office. Better than being "Banned in Boston". My blogsite readers will be amused, and I hope HORRIFIED.

Mark Klein, M.D.
Board Certified Psychiatrist
formerly Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Cornell, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UC Davis, Psychotherapy Instructor at Hebrew Univ Medical School, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Long Island University (CW Post campus).

Deborah Hales wrote:
Please STOP sending me email, thank you,

Deborah J. Hales, MD
Director- Division of Education
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 907-8633
Fax (703) 907-7849


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