Carl Binger

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Carl Alfred Lanning Binger (1889–1976) was an American psychiatrist who wrote books and articles on a wide range of topics including medicine and psychiatry.[1]


The noted essayist E. B. White consulted Binger, a pioneer in the field of psychosomatic medicine, during a nervous breakdown in the spring of 1943. (Scott Elledge, E. B. White, A Biography (1984), p. 269.)

In the 1950 Alger Hiss trials prosecuting attorney Thomas Francis Murphy cross-examined Binger who served as a defense witness by analyzing Whittaker Chambers's activities and writings.[2] In the summer of 1951 he resigned his position of directing the two-million-dollar-endowned Mary Conover Mellon Foundation out of concern for the "sexual development of undergraduates in an atmosphere of supervision by matriarchy." [3] He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1959.[4]



  1. ^ "Carl Binger". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  2. ^ The Alger Hiss Story
  3. ^ Crimson Saturday, June 02, 1951
  4. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 

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