Reminiscences Psychiatr Q (2007) 78:257–258 DOI 10.1007/s11126-007-9050-2 EDITORIAL Stephen Rachlin Published online: 9 September 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007 In the 1960s, when I was a medical student and resident in psychiatry, the major textbook we used was Modern Clinical Psychiatry, written (not edited) by Dr. Lawrence Kolb. This was sufficient for me to revere him without ever having met him. That opportunity came to me in 1974, when I was a candidate for a senior clinical- administrative position at Meyer–Manhattan Psychiatric Center, which was then an affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Psychiatry, where Dr. Kolb was Professor and Chairman. He had to approve my appointment; my level of anxiety about how this icon of an academician would regard me, was quite high. We sat down to what turned out to be a very pleasant chat, which included discussion of some clinical problems. He then concluded, and I cannot recall the exact words, that he thought that my judgment was good and that I was not afraid to use it. Imagine how wonderful it was for me to hear such a comment from someone as prominent as he was. Then, to my Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals


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