from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Family of American psychiatrists, including Charles Frederick (1862-1953) and his sons Karl Augustus (1893-1990) and William Claire (1899-1966). The family founded the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas (1920), and the Menninger Foundation (1941), both dedicated to psychiatric treatment, research, training, and public education.
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- n. United States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger (1899-1966)
- n. United States psychiatrist and son of Charles Menninger (1893-1990)
- n. United States psychiatrist who with his sons founded a famous psychiatric clinic in Topeka (1862-1953)
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"Didn't you call Menninger Institute this morning?"
Part of the problem, continued Menninger, is that in modern society a child's desires are constantly denied, and then he is expected to refrain from expressing his disappointment and anger at making the adjustment.
He called the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, an hour’s drive away, and asked about the steps involved in arranging for voluntary or involuntary commitment.
In the complex of mental hospitals still called Menninger's, thousands of doctors and nurses and patients heard the command.
The success of any military endeavor, Menninger argued, “depended on the ability of men to get along with, live with, and work with other men, and to accept the almost total exclusion of women from their lives.”
Menninger surmised that “for every homosexual who was referred or came to the Medical Department to be diagnosed and discharged, there were five or ten who never were detected.”
In his study of the role of psychiatry in wartime, published in 1948, Menninger shocked many by characterizing the U.S. military during World War II, in a “technical, psychiatric sense,” as “fundamentally a homosexual society.”
William Menninger, a psychiatrist who served as chief consultant to the surgeon general of the army, became convinced that the culture of the wartime army rapidly increased homosexual activity.
Most people don't know it, but the founder of the Menninger Clinic, Charles Frederick Menninger, MD, was originally a homeopathic physician.
The Menninger Clinic is world-renowned as one of the leading mental health centers for research and treatment.