Friday, July 8, 2011

On July 8

On this day in ...
... 1926 (85 years ago today), Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (left) was born, the 1st among triplet girls, in Zurich, Switzerland. Following World War II, when she worked on behalf of refugees, she earned her medical degree in 1957, and then went to the United States to study and work. (photo credit) In 1965 she became an instructor at the medical school of the University of Chicago, where she remained throughout her career as a researcher and writer in psychiatry -- a field she chose when she was barred from studying pediatrics on account of pregnancy. Kübler-Ross , who died in 2004, is best known for her book On Death and Dying (1969), which articulated the Kübler-Ross model of 5 stages of grief, and for her active support of the hospice care movement.

(Prior July 8 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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