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Savage, Charles (1918-2007)



  • 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

Intern at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Assistant resident in psychiatry at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Resident psychiatrist at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland
Chief psychiatrist at the U. S. Naval Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina
Research Psychiatrist at the Naval Medical Research Institute and the National Naval Medical Center, both Bethesda, Maryland
Diplomat of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Acting chief adult psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Fellow of Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California
Psychiatrist at the Livermore Sanitarium, Livermore, California
Research associate on Aro Project at Abeo Kuta, Nigeria at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Psychiatrist at the Stanford Veterans Administration Hospital, Palo Alto, California
Medical director at the International Foundation for Advanced Study, Menlo Park, California
Psychiatrist, County of Santa Clara, San Jose, California
Assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University
Clinical assistant professor at the University of Maryland
Director of research at the Spring Grove State Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
David C. Wilson Society Lecturer at University of Virginia
Associate Director and Research Scientist at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Clinical associate professor at the University of Maryland
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 2 Collections and/or Records:

William Richards papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 67
Scope and Contents The William Richards papers is a collection of articles and article reprints written by William Richards and other colleagues including Stanislav Grof and Walter Pahnke. The articles discuss the use of LSD, DPT, psilocybin, and other psychedelics for treating terminal cancer patients and alcoholism, as well as for the study of religious and spiritual experiences. A collection of writings and clippings related to Timothy Leary and his research at Harvard University are also included. There is...
Dates: 1962 - 2014

Charles Savage papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 70
Scope and Contents The Charles Savage papers document Savage’s work as a psychiatrist, specifically his research on the therapeutic use of LSD-25 and marijuana during the 1960s. Materials range from correspondence between Savage and his colleagues and Savage and his patients, article reprints written by Savage or used by Savage for his research, as well as Savage’s manuscripts and miscellaneous manuscripts, some of which appear to have been created by patients. Patient notes, accounts and transcripts of LSD...
Dates: 1936 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1970