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1940s - Chapman

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2001 - Spring


This dispatch arrived recently from A. Harry Chapman, M.D. ’47. “At the age of 77, I am still active in my specialties of neurology and psychiatry; my major responsibility is the administration of an electro-encephalographic service in a hospital in the inland Brazilian city of Bahia, population 350,000. In recent years I have authored two books and various articles on psychiatry and neurology in The Lancet, The British Journal of Psychiatry and three Brazilian medical journals; the books were published by an American medical publisher. I have four children, ranging in age from 13 to 49—Miriam Celeste, Americo Araujo, Marcelo Arthur and Jose Henrique—and numerous grandchildren. Life for me, like most people in Brazil, goes on largely in the context of a large extended family of cousins, in-laws and others. My wife, Elza Mendes de Almeida Chapman, and I are in reasonably good health. I was last in the States in 1965, but I would be interested in hearing from anyone who remembers me. Any letter sent to Chapman, CP 98, 45000-000 Conquista-BA, Brazil, will reach me.”