Frankwood Williams

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Frankwood E. Williams
Born 18 May 1883
Died 24 September 1936
Nationality American
Occupation psychiatrist

Frankwood E. Williams (18 May 1883 – 24 September 1936) was an American psychiatrist[1] concerned with the science of human nature. He worked with the National Committee for Mental Hygiene to elevate the science of psychiatry with the goal of lowering the number of mental illness cases through prevention. He also shared the committee's second major goal of helping those patients who were already institutionalized. His life's work included a study of New York county prisons that indicated high rates of mental illness in the inmate populations, as well as showing that the childhood period was a critical time of life for mental health formation. He was influenced by the 1929 stock market crash, and the Soviet Union's structure and politics.[2][1]


  1. ^ "Williams, Frankwood". American National Biography. Oxford University Press.  Subscription needed.
  2. ^ Frankwood E. Williams (1883-1936)

External links[edit]

  • Biography from the U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • Papers from the Historic Psychiatry Collection, Menninger Archives, Kansas Historical Society, available on Kansas Memory.