19 Facts About Beatrix Hamburg


Beatrix A Hamburg was an American psychiatrist whose long career in academic medicine advanced the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.

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Beatrix Hamburg was on the President's Commission on Mental Health under President Jimmy Carter.

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Beatrix Hamburg originally was going to go into pediatric medicine, but instead found herself interested in psychiatry.

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Beatrix Hamburg researched early adolescence, peer counseling, and diabetic children and adolescents.

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Beatrix Hamburg was a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Beatrix Hamburg Ann McCleary was born to Minor McCleary and Beatrix Hamburg Ann Downs on October 19,1923 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Beatrix Hamburg's father was a surgeon who died when she was young.

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Beatrix Hamburg's mother was a school teacher and a social worker while her grandfather was a Methodist minister and her grandmother was a homemaker.

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Beatrix Hamburg's upbringing had a heavy emphasis on the importance of education.

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Beatrix Hamburg had an extensive career in the area of medical psychiatry.

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Beatrix Hamburg worked in the medical psychiatry departments of Stanford University, Harvard University, Mount Sinai, Icahn School of Medicine, and Weill Cornell Medical College at various points in her life.

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Beatrix Hamburg focused most of her work on the stages of adolescence and the struggles that adolescents must overcome.

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Beatrix Hamburg advocated for peer counseling for teens in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Beatrix Hamburg believed that adolescents benefit more from advising one another, rather than from an authority figure.

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Beatrix Hamburg researched about the effects of stress and related coping mechanisms with her husband.

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Beatrix Hamburg researched about how stress factors like diabetes and teen pregnancy could affect childhood development and subsequently, how this affects them as adults.

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Beatrix Hamburg received the Foremother Award from the National Center for Health Research in 2012 for her contributions to the community.

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Beatrix Hamburg met her future husband David, an academic physician who has done mental health research, when they were both students at Yale University in 1948.

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Beatrix Hamburg died as a result of Alzheimer's disease at her daughter's home on April 15,2018, at the age of 94.

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