- John Sanbourne Bockoven
J. Sanbourne Bockoven was an American medical doctor and psychiatrist, born December 17, 1915, in North Dakota, Dr. Bockoven served at four of the six hospitals he described in his book
Moral Treatment in Community Mental Health. After working as a research psychiatrist at Boston Psychopathic Hospital, he became Clinical Director and then Acting Superintendent of Butler Health Centerin Providence, Rhode Island. This was followed by a Superintendency at the Cushin Hospitalat Framingham, Massachusetts. Since 1966 he has been Superintendent of the Dr. Harry C. Solomon Mental Health Centerin Lowell, Mass.
In addition, Dr. Bockoven has also taught at
Harvard Medical Schooland the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Long engrossed by the history of mental hospital care, he has written extensively about it. In 1964 he received a Certificate in Commendation from the American Psychiatric Associationfor his distinguished service as Chairman of the Committee on History of Psychiatry. In addition, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army during World War 2.
Dr. Bockoven died at age 91, on June 30, 2007.
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