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Savage, Charles

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: September 25, 1918 - December 12, 2007

Biographical Information

Charles W. Savage was born on September 25, 1918 in Berlin, Connecticut. He received a B.A. from Yale in 1939, an M.D. from the University of Chicago in 1945, and an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College in 1999. He also attended the Washington-Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute in 1957 and served as a Lieutenant Mass Communication Specialist in the United States Navy from 1946-1953. He published fifty papers on psychopharmacology and psychoanalysis, several of which were co-authored with his wife, Ethel. He was a member of the editorial board of Psychiatry and a member of the American Psychiatric Association (fellow), American Psychoanalytic Association, American Electoencephlogram Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington Psychoanalytic Society, Baltimore Psychoanalytic Society, San Francisco Psychoanalytic Society. Savage was also a poet and published, in Spanish and English, Las Tinieblas en el Dia de Pentecostes. Upon his retirement, he became a medical missionary to Guatemala. At the age of 89, Savage passed away at his home on December 12, 2007.

Professional Chronology

1945
Intern at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1946
Assistant resident in psychiatry at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
1947-1948
Resident psychiatrist at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland
1948-1949
Chief psychiatrist at the U. S. Naval Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina
1949-1952
Research Psychiatrist at the Naval Medical Research Institute and the National Naval Medical Center, both Bethesda, Maryland
1951
Diplomat of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
1953-1958
Acting chief adult psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland
1957-1958
Fellow of Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California
1958-1960
Psychiatrist at the Livermore Sanitarium, Livermore, California
1961
Research associate on Aro Project at Abeo Kuta, Nigeria at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
1961-1962
Psychiatrist at the Stanford Veterans Administration Hospital, Palo Alto, California
1962-1964
Medical director at the International Foundation for Advanced Study, Menlo Park, California
1964-1965
Psychiatrist, County of Santa Clara, San Jose, California
1965
Assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University
1965-1968
Clinical assistant professor at the University of Maryland
Director of research at the Spring Grove State Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
1967
David C. Wilson Society Lecturer at University of Virginia
1968-1972
Associate Director and Research Scientist at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Clinical associate professor at the University of Maryland
1972
Chief of psychiatric services and chief of Drug Treatment Center at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Associate Professor at the University of Maryland

Found in 62 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Savage papers, addition 04

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20191121

Charles Savage papers, addition 05

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20200211
Dates: Majority of material found within 1940-2007

Clower, Courtney G., Charles Savage, and Fathy Messiha. "Clinical and Biochemical Aspects of Lithium Therapy.", February 1971

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 3, File 5, Item 8
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains dated and undated article reprints that Savage used for research, as well as his article reviews. Some of the article reprints are written by him, or they are articles he may have reviewed. The materials are arranged chronologically.
Dates: February 1971

Kurland, Albert A., Walter N. Pahnke, Sanford Unger, Charles Savage, and Louis E. Goodman. "Psychedelic Psychotherapy (LSD) in the Treatment of the Patient With a Malignancy." , April 24 - 27, 1968

 Item — Box: 6, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 4, File 2, Item 10
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains manuscripts and undated manuscripts documenting Savage’s research, as well as miscellaneous manuscripts possibly created by Savage, his patients, or his colleagues. Materials are arranged chronologically when possible. Undated materials are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name.
Dates: April 24 - 27, 1968

Kurland, Albert A., Walter N. Pahnke, Sanford Unger, Charles Savage, and Stanislav Grof. "Psychedelic LSD Research," Psychotropic Drugs in the Year 2000. (photocopy), 1971

 Item — Box: 20, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 11, Item 44
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Includes published and unpublished preprints, reprints, abstracts, and drafts of articles on the use of psychotropic substances as a therapeutic agent. It also includes book chapters, letters to the editor, and conference presentations.
Dates: 1971

Kurland, Albert (et al). "Psychedelic Therapy Utilizing LSD in the Treatment of the Alcoholic Patient: A Preliminary Report," Amer. J. Psychiat. 10 (reprint), April 1967

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 11, Item 41
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Includes published and unpublished preprints, reprints, abstracts, and drafts of articles on the use of psychotropic substances as a therapeutic agent. It also includes book chapters, letters to the editor, and conference presentations.
Dates: April 1967

"LSD-Type Drugs and Psychedelic Therapy" by Sanford Unger, Albert A. Kurland, John W. Shaffer, Charles Savage, Sidney Wolf, Robert Leihy, O. Lee McCabe, and Harry Shock, 1968

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 69, File 1, Item 13
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Sanford Unger papers contains several articles concerning the effects of psychedelic drugs on alcoholics and individuals suffering from neurotic disorders, as well as the implication of those drugs on religious visions and mysticism. The collection also documents the correspondence between Aldous and Laura Huxley and Sanford Unger, as well as a DVD and VHS of "LSD: The Spring Grove Experiment."
Dates: 1968

Messiha, F. S. et al. "A Psychopharmacological Study of Catecholamines in Affective Disorders." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. Vol 158, No 5, 1974

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 3, File 5, Item 17
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains dated and undated article reprints that Savage used for research, as well as his article reviews. Some of the article reprints are written by him, or they are articles he may have reviewed. The materials are arranged chronologically.
Dates: 1974

Mogar, Robert E. and Charles Savage. "Personality Change Associated with Psychedelic (LSD) Therapy: A Preliminary Report," Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. Vol. 1, No. 4 (reprint), Fall 1964

 Item — Box: 8, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 13, Item 51
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Includes published and unpublished preprints, reprints, abstracts, and drafts of articles on the use of psychotropic substances as a therapeutic agent. It also includes book chapters, letters to the editor, and conference presentations.
Dates: Fall 1964

"Psychedelic (LSD) Therapy of Neurotic Disorders: Short Term Effects" by O. Lee McCabe, Charles Savage, Albert Kurland, and Sanford Unger, 1972

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 69, File 1, Item 4
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Sanford Unger papers contains several articles concerning the effects of psychedelic drugs on alcoholics and individuals suffering from neurotic disorders, as well as the implication of those drugs on religious visions and mysticism. The collection also documents the correspondence between Aldous and Laura Huxley and Sanford Unger, as well as a DVD and VHS of "LSD: The Spring Grove Experiment."
Dates: 1972

William Richards papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 67
Abstract The William Richards papers is a collection of articles and article reprints by William Richards. The articles discuss the use of LSD, DPT, psilocybin, and other entheogens for treating cancer patients and alcoholism, as well as for the study of religious and spiritual experiences. There is also a CD of a Sixty Minutes interview concerning LSD with Richards and a summary of the interview written by Richards.
Dates: 1962 - 2009

Savage, Charles. "A Controlled Investigation of the Psychedelic (LSD-25) Approach to Alcoholism.", undated

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 4, File 7, Item 1
Scope and Contents Two copies, one draft with editorial comments, and one finalized copy.
Dates: undated

Savage, Charles and Raymond Prince. "Depression Among the Yoruba.", undated

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 4, File 7, Item 4
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains manuscripts and undated manuscripts documenting Savage’s research, as well as miscellaneous manuscripts possibly created by Savage, his patients, or his colleagues. Materials are arranged chronologically when possible. Undated materials are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name.
Dates: undated

Savage, Charles and Willis Harman. "A Controlled Investigation of the Psychedelic (LSD-25) Approach to Alcoholism." Research plan, undated

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 4, File 7, Item 2
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains manuscripts and undated manuscripts documenting Savage’s research, as well as miscellaneous manuscripts possibly created by Savage, his patients, or his colleagues. Materials are arranged chronologically when possible. Undated materials are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name.
Dates: undated

Savage, Charles. "D. H. Lawrence, Oedipus, Dionysius, or Christ?", undated

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 4, File 7, Item 3
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains manuscripts and undated manuscripts documenting Savage’s research, as well as miscellaneous manuscripts possibly created by Savage, his patients, or his colleagues. Materials are arranged chronologically when possible. Undated materials are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name.
Dates: undated

Savage, Charles et al. "An Evaluation of the Psychedelic Experience.", undated

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 4, File 7, Item 5
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains manuscripts and undated manuscripts documenting Savage’s research, as well as miscellaneous manuscripts possibly created by Savage, his patients, or his colleagues. Materials are arranged chronologically when possible. Undated materials are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name.
Dates: undated