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Albert Warren Stearns papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c543
Overview: The Albert Warren Stearns papers, 1912-1959, are the product of Stearns’ activities as a private practice psychiatrist, author, Dean of Tufts College Medical School, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Correction, and officer in the medical corps of the United States Navy.

L. Vernon Briggs papers

Collection Identifier: H MS c162
Overview: The collection reflects the professional work and the personal interests of psychiatrist and reformer Lloyd Vernon Briggs. As well as being a practicing psychiatrist, Briggs was an advocate for the reform of the asylum system in Massachusetts. He worked on reforms of the procedures for the committal of patients and the confinement of those suspected to be mentally ill, and he advocated requiring formal training for both attending physicians and attendants in psychiatric institutions. Briggs was...