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Friends Medical Science Research Center (formally Friends of Psychiatric Research), 1967 - 1972

 File — Box: 11, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSP 70, Series 10, File 8

Scope and Contents

From the Series: Contains correspondence, papers, reports, and other materials relating to Savage’s involvement with the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and Friends of Psychiatric Research. Friends of Psychiatric Research is a non-profit organization that came about after an article appeared in the Baltimore Sun in 1955 that detailed the inadequacy of mental health care system in Maryland. Friends of Psychiatric Research was based at the Spring Grove State Hospital. The Veteran’s Administration approached Friends of Psychiatric Research during this time to initiate lithium carbonate clinical trials with 600 patient volunteers. It appears from Savage’s papers that he was involved with many aspects of these organizations and this study.


  • 1967 - 1972

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English. French, Spanish, and German are also present.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research; however, portions of the collection are restricted to protect the privacy of patients. Papers from the collection containing patient names and other personal information are restricted for seventy-five years from the date of their creation. Redacted photocopies of this material has been put in place of the originals.


From the Series: 0.25 Cubic Feet (One half-width, legal-sized manuscript box)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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