Judd Marmor

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Judd Marmor (2 May 1910 – 16 December 2003) was an American psychoanalyst and psychiatrist known for his role in removing homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.[1][2][3]

Life and career[edit]

Marmor was born in London on 2 May 1910. He graduated from Columbia University and received his medical degree there in 1933, then moved to Los Angeles in 1946.[4]

Marmor and Evelyn Hooker began collaborating on depathologizing homosexuality in the mid-1960s. She contributed a chapter to his 1965 book Sexual Inversion and recruited him for a task force on homosexuality sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health.[5]

He served as director of psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and professor of psychiatry at the University of Southern California.[3][6]

He died on 16 December 2003.


  1. ^ Rensenberger, Boyce (February 9, 1973). Psychiatrists Review Stand on Homosexuals; Statement to Be Drafted Term Misused. New York Times
  2. ^ Schmeck, Harold M. (April 9, 1974) Psychiatrists Approve Change on Homosexuals. New York Times
  3. ^ a b Tarkan, Laurie (December 19, 2003). Dr. Judd Marmor, 93, Dies; Led Change in View of Gays. New York Times
  4. ^ Rosario VA (2003). An Interview with Judd Marmor, MD. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy. Volume: 7 Issue: 4 Pages: 23-34
  5. ^ Woo, Elaine (December 20, 2003). Judd Marmor, 93; Helped End Classification of Gays as Ill. Los Angeles Times
  6. ^ Green R (2004). In Memoriam: Judd Marmor, MD. Archives of Sexual Behavior Volume 33, Number 4 / August, 2004 Pages 327-328

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