Frank B. Robinson

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Frank Bruce "Doc" Robinson (1886 – 19 October 1948[1]) was an American New Thought author and spiritual leader. A pharmacist in Moscow, Idaho, Robinson was the son of an English Baptist minister. He studied in a Canadian Bible school but later rejected organized religion in favor of the New Thought Movement. In 1928, he founded the spiritual movement Psychiana.[2][3][4] Robinson was also publisher of the Idahoan newspaper.[5] Psychiana's International Headquarters building still stands on 2nd Street, as does Robinson's house on Howard Street.[6] Robinson's most lasting impact on Moscow and Latah County is the eponymous Robinson Park, which he donated the land for.


  1. ^ Monroe, Julie (2003). Moscow:: Living and Learning on the Palouse. Arcadia Publishing. p. 129. ISBN 0738524255. 
  2. ^ "Psychiana made Moscow store clerk a wealthy man". Lewiston Morning Tribune. May 6, 1990. p. 3-Centennial. 
  3. ^ Gibbs, Raphael (February 4, 1938). "'Doc's' mail-order 'religion' is putting Moscow, Idaho, on map". Milwaukee Journal. p. 1-green sheet. 
  4. ^ "Frank Robinson, Psychiana head, dead at Moscow". Lewiston Morning Tribune. October 20, 1948. p. 16. 
  5. ^ Gunther, John (1947). Inside U.S.A. New York, London: Harper & Brothers. p. 114. 
  6. ^ Sueann Ramella (March 22, 2013). "Psychiana: Moscow's Mail-Order Religion". 

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