Ewald W. Busse

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Ewald W. Busse
Born (1917-08-18)August 18, 1917
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died March 7, 2004(2004-03-07) (aged 86)
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.
Alma mater Westminster College
Washington University School of Medicine
Occupation psychiatrist, author, academic

Ewald William Busse (August 18, 1917 – March 7, 2004) was an American psychiatrist, gerontologist, author and academic administrator best known for being the dean of the Duke University School of Medicine.

Biography[edit]

The son of German immigrants, Busse was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri and educated at Westminster College and the Washington University School of Medicine. After serving in both the army and the navy, Busse was trained in psychiatry at University of Colorado from 1946 to 1948. In 1953, he moved to Duke University, where he became the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, before eventually becoming Associate Provost and Dean of Medical Education in 1974. He served in that position until 1982. From 1971 to 1972, Busse served as the President of the American Psychiatric Association. From 1987 to 1994, Busse served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. He received many awards including the Malford W. Thewlis award for gerontology.

He was survived by his wife, Ortrude, and three daughters, a son having died earlier.

He died March 7, 2004, in Durham, North Carolina.

Works[edit]

Busse, Ewald W., et al. “Studies of the Processes of Aging: Factors that Influence the Psyche of Elderly Persons,” American Journal of Psychiatry 110(12) (June 1954): 897-903.

Busse, Ewald W., et al. “Studies of the Processes of Aging. X: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Psychic Functioning in the Aged,” American Journal of Psychiatry 111(12) (June 1955): 896-901.

Busse, Ewald W. “Geriatrics Today – An Overview,” American Journal of Psychiatry 123(10) (April 1967): 1226-1233.

Busse, Ewald W. Therapeutic Implications of Basic Research with the Aged: The Fourth Annual Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital Award Lecture in Memory of Edward A. Strecker, M.D. [Nutley, NJ: Roche Laboratories, 1967].

Busse, Ewald W. “APA’s Role in Influencing the Evolution of a Health Care Delivery System,” American Journal of Psychiatry 126(5) (Nov. 1969): 739-744.

Busse, Ewald W., and Eric Pfeiffer, eds. Behavior and Adaptation in Late Life, by 17 Authors. Boston: Little, Brown, 1969.

Busse, Ewald W. “The Council on Mental Health Services,” American Journal of Psychiatry 126(10) (April 1970): 1531-1533.

Busse, Ewald W. “Geriatrics: Some Complex Problems,” American Journal of Psychiatry 127(8) (Feb. 1971): 1078-1080.

Busse, Ewald W. “The Presidential Address: There are Decisions to Be Made,” American Journal of Psychiatry 129(1) (July 1972): 1-9.

Barton, Walter E. “Ewald William Busse, M.D. One Hundredth President, 1921-1972,” American Journal of Psychiatry 129(1) (July 1972): 12-16.

Busse, Ewald W., and Eric Pfeiffer, eds. Mental Illness in Later Life. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Assn., 1973.

Busse, Ewald W. The Present and Future Importance of Patterns of Private Psychiatric Practice in the Delivery of Mental Health Services: Report of the Task Force. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Assn., 1973.

Busse, Ewald W. Theory and Therapeutics of Aging. New York: Medcom Press, 1973.

Rosenfeld, Anne H., and Ewald W. Busse, eds. Psychiatric Education: Prologue to the 1980s: Report of the Conference on Education of Psychiatrists, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, June 9-15, 1975. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Assn., 1975.

Busse, Ewald W., ed. Cerebral Manifestations of Episodic Cardiac Dysrhythmias: Proceeding of a Symposium, June 19-20, 1978, Miami, Florida. Amsterdam: Excerpta Medica; New York: Distributed in the U.S. by Elsevier North-Holland, 1979.

Blazer, Dan G., II, and Ewald W. Busse, eds. Handbook of Geriatric Psychiatry. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1980.

Busse, Ewald W., George L. Maddox, and Edward C. Buckley, eds. The Duke Longitudinal Studies of Normal Aging, 1955-1980: Overview of History, Design, and Findings. New York: Springer, 1985.

Maddox, George L., and Ewald W. Busse. Aging, the Universal Human Experience: Selected Papers from the Symposia of the XIIIth Congress of the International Association of Gerontology. New York: Springer, 1987.

Busse, Ewald W., and Dan G. Blazer, II, eds. Geriatric Psychiatry. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 1989.

Busse, Ewald W., and Dan G. Blazer, II, eds. The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 1996.

Blazer, Dan G., II, David C. Steffens, and Ewald W. Busse, eds. Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Pub., 2007.

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