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Pyschiatrist of Villejuif and Moiselles, France. The collection (300 items; dated 1914-1975) contains the papers of Marcel Montassut, a noted French psychiatrist who worked in the Hôpital Psychiatrique de Villejuif as Médecin-Chef from 1942 to 1960. Montassut's papers are primarily research-oriented and include several of his publications, notes on particular subject areas, and reviews of work in the field of psychiatry. Also present are civil and military documents pertaining to Montassut, as well as correspondence between colleagues, including the noted French psychiatrist Léon Chertok. The bulk of his research is founded in studies on depression, melancholia, and epilepsy. Additionally, the papers include documents related to his professional involvement as interim director at the Centre Neuro-Psychiatrique de Moiselles and as president of the Société Française de Médecine Psychosomatique.

The collection documents the work of noted French psychiatrist Marcel Montassut, and includes his correspondence, writings, research notes, and official civil and military documents. Of particular note are Monstassut’s letters with noted French psychiatrist Léon Chertok and the revised transcript of his book, "La dépression constitutionelle." The bulk of his research materials pertain to depression, melancholia, and epilepsy. The collection also includes documents related to his professional involvement as interim director at the Centre Neuro-Psychiatrique de Moiselles and as president of the Société Française de Médecine Psychosomatique. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections.