Paul Ferdinand Schilder

Paul Ferdinand Schilder

Austrian doctor and researcher. Was born in Vienna in 1886. Graduated there in medicine in 1909. In 1930 went to New York as director of clinical psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital. He was killed in a traffic accident in 1940.

He did work in several diseases that now carry his name:

*Addison-Schilder syndrome, Schilder-Addison Complex or Adrenoleukodystrophy
*Schilder's disease or diffuse myelinoclastic sclerosis, a variant of multiple sclerosis
*Schilder-Foix disease
*Schilder-Stengel syndrome

He is also considered one of the founding fathers of the group psychotherapy, starting using analytic and exploratory use of groups in both hospital and out-patient settings, treating severely neurotic and mildly psychotic out-patients in small groups at Bellevue.

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[ Biography of Paul Schilder]

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