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Lifton, Robert J., M.D. Class of 1948

 Source: Fleur-O-Scope (NYMC Yearbook) 1948, pg. 78.

 

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Biographical Information

Born: May 16, 1926 Brooklyn, NY

1948 Graduated NYMC
1970 New York Medical College Medal of Honor
1984 Gandhi Peace Award
1986 Holocaust Memorial Award
Received a Nobel Lectureship 

Robert Lifton received the New York Medical College Medal of Honor in 1970 NYMC in recognition of his research and prolific writing, particularly in the new field of psychohistory. Dr. Lifton is a noted Holocaust scholar and expert on Nazi medical experiments as well as "thought reform" and "brainwashing". In addition to his writings on the Holocaust and brainwashing, Dr. Lifton has written extensively on modern warfare and terrorism. He also adds cartoonist to his list of accomplishments.

SOURCES: http://www.cencom.org/ecom-prodshow/2844.html ; http://www.nymc.edu/AlumniAndDevelopment/AlumniRelations/SchoolOfMedicine/MedalOfHonorPastRecipients.html

Selected Works

Lifton, R. J. (1954). Home by ship: Reaction patterns of american prisoners of war repatriated from north korea. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 110(10), 732-739.

Lifton, R. J. (1956). Thought reform of western civilians in chinese communist prisons. Psychiatry, 19(2), 173-195.

Lifton, R. J. (1964). On death and death symbolism: The hiroshima disaster. Psychiatry, 27, 191-210.

Lifton, R. J. (1968). America in vietnam-the circle of deception. Trans-Action, 5(4), 10-19.

Lifton, R. J. (1968). Mao tse-tung & the 'death of the revolution'. Trans-Action, 5(9), 6-13.

Lifton, R. J. (1969). Vietnam: Betrayal and self-betrayal. Trans-Action, 6(11), 6-7.

Lifton, R. J. (1970). Psychohistory. Partisan Review (New York, N.Y.: 1936), 37, 11-32.

Lifton, R. J. (1971). Protean man. Archives of General Psychiatry, 24(4), 298-304.

Lifton, R. J. (1973). The sense of immortality: On death and the continuity of life. The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 33(1), 3-15.

Lifton, R. J. (1975). On death and the continuity of life: A psychohistorical perspective. Omega, 6(2), 143-159.

Lifton, R. J. (1976). From analysis to formation: Towards a shift in psychological paradigm. Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 4(1), 63-94.

Lifton, R. J. (1978). Witnessing survival. Society, 15(3), 40-44.

Lifton, R. J. (1980). On the consciousness of holocaust. The Psychohistory Review, 9(1), 3-22.

Lifton, R. J. (1982). Beyond psychic numbing: A call to awareness. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 52(4), 619-629.

Lifton, R. J. (1982). Medicalized killing in auschwitz. Psychiatry, 45(4), 283-297.

Lifton, R. J. (1983). The doctors of auschwitz: The biomedical vision. The Psychohistory Review, 11(2-3), 36-46.

Lifton, R. J. (1985). Hiroshima and ourselves. Journal of the American Medical Association, 254(5), 631-632.

Lifton, R. J. (1986). German doctors and the final solution. The New York Times Magazine, , 64-65, 70-75.

Lifton, R. J. (1996). The psychology of violence. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, 63(2), 90-96.

Lifton, R. J. (2001). Illusions of the second nuclear age. World Policy Journal, 18(1), 25-30.

Lifton, R. J. (2003). "In the lord's hands": America's apocalyptic mindset. World Policy Journal, 20(3), 59-69.

Lifton, R. J. (2004). Aum shinrikyo: The threshold crossed. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 9(1-2), 57-66.

Lifton, R. J. (2004). Doctors and torture. The New England Journal of Medicine, 351(5), 415-416. doi:10.1056/NEJMp048065

Lifton, R. J. (2005). Americans as survivors. The New England Journal of Medicine, 352(22), 2263-2265. doi:10.1056/NEJMp058048

Lifton, R. J., & Olson, E. (1976). The human meaning of total disaster. the buffalo creek experience. Psychiatry, 39(1), 1-18.

Lifton, R. J.Hiroshima in america. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995.

Lifton, R. J.Revolutionary immortality : Mao tse-tung and the chinese revolution Peter Smith.

Lifton, R. J. (1986). The nazi doctors : Med. killing and the psychology of genocide. London: Macmillan.

Lifton, R. J. (1987). The future of immortality and other essays for a nuclear age. New York Basic Books:

Lifton, R. J., & Mitchell, G. (2002). Who owns death? : Capital punishment, the american conscience, and the end of executions (1. Perennial ed.). New York, NY: Perennial.

Lifton, R. J. 1. (1970). History and human survival : Essays on the young and old, survivors and the dead, peace and war, and on contemporary psychohistory. New York: Random House.

Lifton, R. J. (1956). "Brainwashing" in perspective : A psychiatric appraisal of chinese communist "thought reform". Washington: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

Lifton, R. J. (1961). Thought reform and the psychology of totalism : A study of rainwashing. London: Gollancz.

Lifton, R. J. (1967). The woman in america : [a timely appraisal]. Boston: Beacon Press.

Lifton, R. J. (1973). Home from the war transformations of vietnam veterans (Advance uncorrected proofs ed.). New York Simon and Schuster:

Lifton, R. J. (1984). In a dark time. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Lifton, R. J. (1992). Home from the war : Learning from vietnam veterans (3. ed., with a new pref. and epilogue on the Gulf War ed.). Boston: Beacon Press.

Lifton, R. J. (1993). The protean self : Human resilience in age of fragmentation. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Lifton, R. J., & Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. (1956). "Thought reform" of the western civilians in chinese communist prisons. Washington, D.C: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Lifton, R. J., & Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. (1956). Chinese communist "thought reform" : The assault upon identity and belief. Washington, D.C: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Lindy, J. D., & Lifton, R. J. (2001). Beyond invisible walls : The psychological legacy of soviet trauma, east european therapists, and their patients. Philadelphia, PA: Brunner-Routledge.

Muramatsu, T., LIFTON, R. J., & DOI, T. (1954). Letter from japan. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 110(9), 641-643.

Neria, Y., Gross, R., & Lifton, R. J. (2005). Americans as survivors [6] (multiple letters). New England Journal of Medicine, 353(9), 957-958.

Rokke, D. L., Miller, E. J., Marzicola, S. O., Jacoby, D., Glass, A. R., Mallak, C. T., . . . Lifton, R. J. (2004). Doctors and torture [1] (multiple letters). New England Journal of Medicine, 351(15), 1571-1574.

Smith, R. W., Markusen, E., & Lifton, R. J. (1995). Professional ethics and the denial of armenian genocide. Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 9(1), 1-22.

Weakland, J. H., Pfeffer, R. M., Lifton, R. J., Cook, P. E., Robitscher, J., Wedge, B., & Holmes, P. D. (1968). Feedback from our readers. Trans-Action, 6(2), 7.

Yeide, H., & Lifton, R. J. (1987). Killing in the name of healing. Medical Humanities Review, 1(2), 43-46. 

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