Manfred Guttmacher

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Manfred S. Guttmacher
Born 1898
Died 1966
Nationality American
Education Johns Hopkins (AB, MD)
Occupation Psychiatrist
Child psychiatrist
Forensic psychiatrist
Medical educator
Religion Jewish (secular)
Spouse(s) Carola Blitzman Guttmacher, MD
Children Jonathan Guttmacher, MD;
Richard Guttmacher;
Alan Edward Guttmacher MD

Manfred S. Guttmacher (1898–1966) was a forensic psychiatrist and chief medical officer at the Court Clinic for Baltimore City's Supreme Bench, who authored America's Last King: An Interpretation of the Madness of George III (establishing his reputation as a medical historian), and numerous other works.

Guttmacher was born in 1898 to a family of rabbis. Like his brother, Alan Frank Guttmacher, his A.B. and M.D. degrees were earned from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, after which Manfred served as an intern at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, then as a resident house officer in medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. After two years an Emmanuel Libman fellow studying neurology, psychiatry, and criminology overseas, he relocated to Boston for psychiatric training at the Boston Psychopathic Hospital.

He was appointed chief medical adviser to the Supreme Bench of Baltimore in 1930, where he served with distinction until his 1966 death. In 1933, he published his first paper, “Psychiatry and the Adult Delinquent” in the National Probation Association Yearbook of 1933 (on forensic psychiatry).

He is seen as a contributor to the development of that field as attested by his books:

Jonas R. Rappeport, MD, who grew up in Baltimore and babysat for Manfred and Carola Guttmacher (now [Carola Eisenberg]), retired from forensic practice in 1999, is called the Founding Father of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

He had four sons: Dr. Jonathan Guttmacher of Boston Richard Guttmacher of Washington,[citation needed]

Books by Manfred S. Guttmacher[edit]