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Savage, Charles (1918-2007)

 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:

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

Savage, Charles (et al). "Current Status of Psychedelic Research," Prepared for the American Orthopsychiatric Association Meetings (photocopy), March 20 - 23, 1967

 Item — Box: 10, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 18, Item 16
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: March 20 - 23, 1967

Savage, Charles et al. "Drugs and the Brain." The Johns Hopkins Press, 1969

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 3, File 4, Item 10

Savage, Charles et al. "Indications and Contraindications for LSD Therapy.", undated

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 4, File 7, Item 6
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. "Methadone/LAAM Maintenance: A Comparison Study." Comprehensive Psychiatry. Vol 17, No 3, May - June, 1976

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 3, File 5, Item 20
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: May - June, 1976

Savage, Charles (et al). "Process and Outcome Variables in Psychedelic (LSD) Therapy." (preprint), undated

 Item — Box: 10, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 18, Item 20
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: undated

Savage, Charles et al. "Psychiatric Manifestations in Pancreatic Disease." Journal of Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology. Vol 13, No 1, January - March, 1952

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 3, File 1, Item 2
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: January - March, 1952

Savage, Charles (et al). "Psychotherapeutic Usages of LSD and Psilocybin." (typed manuscript), undated

 Item — Box: 10, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 18, Item 19
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: undated

Savage, Charles et al. "Research with Psychedelic Drugs." Psychedelic Drugs, 1969

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 3, File 4, Item 13
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: 1969

Savage, Charles (et al). "The Effects of Psychedelic (LSD) Therapy on Values, Personality, and Behavior," International Journal of Neuropsychiatry. Vol. 2, No. 3 (reprint), 1966

 Item — Box: 10, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 18, Item 15
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: 1966

Savage, Charles (et al). "Therapeutic Applications of LSD," Prepared for the Third Annual Conference of Friends of Psychiatric Research, Inc (photocopy), March 30, 1967

 Item — Box: 10, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 18, Item 17
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: March 30, 1967

Savage, Charles, Mary Alice Hughes, and Robert Mogar. "The Effectiveness of Psychedelic (LSD) Therapy: A Preliminary Report," The British Journal of Social Psychiatry. Vol. 2, No. 1 (reprint), 1967

 Item — Box: 10, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 18, Item 12
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: 1967

Savage, Charles, O. Lee McCabe, and Albert Kurland. "LSD Therapy of Heroin Addicts: A Controlled Study." (photocopy of typed manuscript), undated

 Item — Box: 10, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 18, Item 21
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: undated

Charles Savage papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 70
Abstract The Charles Savage papers documents his professional and personal life focusing on his research concerning the therapeutic use of LSD and marijuana, his stay and research in West Africa, and his involvement with Spring Grove State Hospital, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, and Friends of Psychiatric Research. The collection contains personal manuscripts, articles, grant applications, patient notes, and correspondence.
Dates: 1936 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1970

Savage, Charles. "Prevention-Education-Alternative." Substance Abuse, Public Health and the Pediatrician, undated

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 3, File 7, Item 6
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: undated

Savage, Charles. "Psychedelic Therapy.", 1965

 Item — Box: 6, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 4, File 2, Item 4
Scope and Contents Two copies. Letter from the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association is attached to one copy. Both contain handwritten notes and editorial commments.
Dates: 1965

Savage, Charles. "Psychedelic Therapy." Psychotherapy. Vol 3, 1968

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 3, File 4, Item 4

Savage, Charles. "Psychedelic Therapy," Research in Psychotherapy. Vol. 3 (reprint), 1968

 Item — Box: 10, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 18, Item 13
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: 1968

Savage, Charles. "Research with Psychedelic Drugs," Psychedelic Drugs (reprint), 1969

 Item — Box: 10, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 18, Item 18
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: 1969

Savage, Charles. Review of LSD and Alcoholism by Ludwig, Levine, & Stark, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 67, File 2
Scope and Contents Unpublished draft.
Dates: undated