Oral Histories

Interview of Fredrick C. Redlich

UCLA professor of psychiatry. Dean of Yale University Medical School.
Social Class and Mental Illness: Fredrick C. Redlich
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital
UCLA and University of California History
Science, Medicine, and Technology
UCLA Research Centers and Programs
Novak, Steven J.
Redlich, Fredrick C.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
This series was made possible by support from the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital and documents the history of that institution.
Viennese Catholic childhood; socialist activities; intellectual currents in Vienna; exchange student in United States; Vienna University; Karl Bühler and Otto Pötzl; attitude toward psychoanalysis; Redlich's Jewish ancestry forces him to flee after the Nazi takeover of Austria; Konrad Lorenz; works at Iowa State Hospital; enlists in United States Army Medical Corps; enters Yale University Department of Psychiatry; Eugen Kahn; McCarthyism and anti-Semitism; investigates social class differences in mental illness treatment with August B. Hollingshead and publishes Social Class and Mental Illness; founding the Connecticut Mental Health Center; writes a psychiatric textbook, The Theory and Practice of Psychiatry, with Daniel X. Freedman; appointed dean of the Yale School of Medicine; admitting more minority and women applicants at Yale; conflict with New Haven's black power advocates; American Psychiatric Association; Foundations' Fund for Research in Psychiatry; move to UCLA and the Brentwood Veterans Administration Medical Center; UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and its directors, Norman Q. Brill and Louis Jolyon West; researching a medical and psychological biography of Hitler; philosophical reflections.