John Gordon Clark
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|John Gordon Clark|
|Alma mater||Harvard Medical School, M.D.
Macalester College, B.S.
|Known for||research on cults|
|Notable awards||Psychiatrist of the Year, Psychiatric Times, 1991|
The Psychiatric Times, when naming him 1991 psychiatrist of the year, described him as "a quiet, courageous man of conviction, who was fighting an all-too-lonely and unappreciated battle against well-financed, ruthless organizations."
- Clark, John G. Cults. Journal of the American Medical Association. 242, 279-281. 1979
- Clark, John G.: On the further study of destructive cultism. In Halperin (ed.), 363-368 1983
- Dr. John Clark, 73, Psychiatrist was authority on danger of cults, Tom Long, Globe Staff, 10/09/99, The Boston Globe
- John Clark, 73, Psychiatrist Who Studied Sects, New York Times, October 18, 1999, Eric Nagourney
The Church of Scientology objected strongly to Clark's assertions, and the church and Clark battled in court. Clark said the church had engaged in a campaign of harassment against him. In 1988, he settled with the church and received an undisclosed amount of money, but agreed never to discuss the group publicly again.