The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Meyer, Adolf
MEYER, mī'ĕr, Adolf, American pathologist and alienist: b. Niederwenigen, near Zürich, Switzerland, 13 Sept. 1866. He was educated at Zürich, Paris, London, Edinburgh, Vienna and Berlin, and came to the United States in 1892. He was honorary Fellow and docent at the University of Chicago in 1892-95, and pathologist to the Illinois Eastern Hospital for the Insane at Kankakee in 1893-95. He was pathologist and later director of the clinical and laboratory work at the Worcester, Mass., Insane Hospital and docent in psychiatry at Clark University in 1895-1902. He was director of the Pathological Institute at the New York State Hospital in 1902-10; professor of psychiatry al the Cornell University Medical College in 1904-09; and since 1910 has been processor of psychiatry and director of the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic at Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, served as president of the New York Psychiatric Society and has contributed to scientific periodicals.