Amariah Brigham

Amariah Brigham, M.D. (From "Images from the History of Medicine," National Library of Medicine.

Dr. Amariah Brigham (1798 - 1849) was an American psychiatrist and one the founding members in 1844 of the The Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane, which eventually became The American Psychiatric Association. While serving as the first director of the Utica Psychiatric Center, Dr. Brigham launched and became the first editor of its official journal, The American Journal of Insanity (now called The American Journal of Psychiatry).

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