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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. "The Diffusion of the Transference-Psychosis in the Treatment of Schizophrenia." Psychiatry: Journal for the Study of Interpersonal Processes. Vol 20, No 4., November 1957

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 3, File 2, Item 11
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: November 1957

Savage, Charles. "The Pediatrician, the Young Substance Abuser, and His Environment." Substance Abuse, Public Health and the Pediatrician, undated

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 3, File 7, Item 4
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. "The Problem of the Analyst in the Treatment of Schizophrenia." Congress Report of the 2nd International Congress for Psychiatry Zurich. Vol 3., September 1957

 Item — Box: 5, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 3, File 1, 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: September 1957

Savage, Charles. "The Resolution and Subsequent Remobilization of Resistance By LSD in Psychotherapy.", undated

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 4, File 7, Item 7
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, Willis Harman, and James Fadiman. "Questionnaire Study of the Psychedelic Experience, Research Report No. 1," International Foundation for Advanced Study (photocopy), November 1, 1962

 Item — Box: 10, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 18, Item 14
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: November 1, 1962

"The Experimental Use of Psychedelic (LSD) Psychotherapy" by Walter N. Pahnke, Albert A. Kurland, Sanford Unger, Charles Savage, and Stanislav Grof, 1970

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 69, File 1, Item 5
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: 1970

"The Experimental Use of Psychedelic (LSD) Psychotherapy," International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Therapy, and Toxicocology, Vol. 4, 1971

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 1, Sub-Series 2, Item 51
Scope and Contents Co-authored with Walter Pahnke, A.A. Kurland, Sanford Unger, and Charles Savage.
Dates: 1971

The R. M. Bucke Memorial Society for the Study of Religious Experience, Third Annual Conference with talks by Walter Pahnke and Charles Savage, 1967

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSP 72, File 5, Item 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Marlene Dobkin de Rios papers contains correspondence, biographical clippings, papers, conference materials, and article reprint request cards and documents de Rios' professional involvement with anthropological research on hallucinogens.
Dates: 1967

Unger, Sanford, Albert Kurland, John Shaffer, Charles Savage, Sidney Wolf, Robert Leighy, O. Lee McCabe, and Harry K. Shock. "Psychedelic Therapy," Prepared for the Third Conference on Research in Psychotherapy (photocopy of typed manuscript), June 1966

 Item — Box: 11, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 20, Item 4
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: June 1966

Unger, Sanford, Albert Kurland, John W. Shaffer, Charles Savage, Sidney Wolf, Robert Leighy, O. Lee McCabe, and Harry Shock. "LSD-Type Drugs and Psychedelic Therapy," Research in Psychotherapy. Vol. 3 (reprint), 1968

 Item — Box: 11, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSP 1, Series 3, Sub-Series 2, File 20, Item 5
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

Unger, Sanford et al. "On the Therapeutic Use of High-Dose LSD Sessions (Psychedelic Psychotherapy)." Rough Draft, undated

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 4, File 8, 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