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Pierce, Chester M.



Chester Middlebook Pierce (born 1927), M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1952, A.B., Harvard College, 1948, was a senior psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, a psychiatrist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and professor of education at Harvard University. He also served on the faculty of the Harvard T.C. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Pierce held rank of Commander in the US Navy as well as senior consultant to the Surgeon General of the US Air Force, the Children’s Television Network, the US Arctic Research Commission, the Peace Corps, and NASA. Dr. Pierce was the president of both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Orthopsychiatric Association. He was on the Carter Center Mental Health Task Force from 2001 to 2004, and was the founding president of the Black Psychiatrists of America Association and National Chairperson of the Child Development Associate Consortium. Dr. Pierce published more than 180 books, articles, and reviews during his life, primarily on extreme environments, racism, media, and sports medicine. He took many professional trips to Antarctica where a peak bears his name (Pierce Peak). Dr. Pierce organized an African Diaspora conference in 2002 that ultimately led to the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of International Psychiatry in 2003. The Division was renamed in 2009 as the Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry in Dr. Pierce’s honor.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Chester M. Pierce Papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c523
Overview: The Chester M. Pierce papers, 1938-2015 (inclusive), 1960-2002 (bulk), are the product of Chester M. Pierce’s administrative, teaching, professional, writing, and research activities throughout the course of his career as a psychiatrist who studied race, racial equity, and extreme environments, such as racism, stress, and polar environments. The papers are arranged in five series: I. Subject Files, 1950-2015; II. Committee and Professional Service Files, 1963-2011; III. Personal and...

Leon Eisenberg papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c196

The Leon Eisenberg papers, 1905-2009 (inclusive), 1968-2005 (bulk), are the product of Eisenberg’s activities as a psychiatrist, educator, lecturer, and contributing member of national and international organizations. Eisenberg's main areas of research were autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety and depression.


Affective Disorders, Psychotic 1
Affirmative action programs in education. 1
Amphetamines 1
Amphetamines. 1
Antarctic Regions 1
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Antidepressive Agents 1
Anxiety Disorders 1
Anxiety disorders. 1
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity 1
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. 1
Autism. 1
Autistic Disorder 1
Bipolar Disorder 1
Blacks--Psychology. 1
Central Nervous System Stimulants 1
Child Development 1
Child Psychiatry 1
Child development. 1
Child psychiatrists. 1
Children's television programs -- United States. 1
Classism. 1
Compact discs. 1
Conflict of Interest 1
Conflict of interests. 1
DVDs. 1
Delivery of Health Care 1
Depression 1
Dextroamphetamine 1
Diversity in higher education. 1
Early childhood education. 1
Educational equalization. 1
Electronic records. 1
Epilepsy 1
Epilepsy. 1
Ethics 1
Ethics and health policy. 1
Ethnopsychology 1
Ethnopsychology. 1
Extreme Environments 1
Extreme environments -- Psychological aspects. 1
Extreme environments -- Health aspects. 1
Floppy disks. 1
Genetics 1
Genetics. 1
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation 1
Health Services Accessibility 1
Health services accessibility. 1
Healthcare Disparities 1
Human Rights 1
Human rights advocacy. 1
Managed Care Programs 1
Manic-depressive illness. 1
Mental Disorders 1
Mental Health 1
Mental health. 1
Microaggressions. 1
Minorities -- Education -- United States. 1
Minorities -- Mental health services -- United States. 1
Minority Health 1
Polar regions -- Health aspects. 1
Polar regions -- Psychological aspects. 1
Polar regions -- Research. 1
Poverty -- psychology 1
Poverty -- Psychological aspects. 1
Psychiatric disorders. 1
Psychiatrists. 1
Psychiatry--History. 1
Psychic trauma. 1
Psychological Trauma 1
Psychology, Sports 1
Public Health 1
Public health. 1
Race -- Psychological aspects. 1
Race Relations -- psychology 1
Race relations. 1
Racial justice. 1
Racism 1
Racism. 1
Right to education. 1
Schizophrenia 1
Schizophrenia. 1
Science consultants. 1
Sleep 1
Sleep Wake Disorders 1
Sleep disorders. 1
Sleep. 1
Social Discrimination 1
Social Isolation 1
Social Medicine 1
Social isolation. 1
Social medicine. 1
Social stratification. 1
Space Flight -- psychology 1
Space flight -- Psychological aspects. 1
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