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MSS 2021-01

Papers of Dr. Loren Roth re the Abuse of Psychiatry and Psychiatrists


Professional files relating the abuse of psychiatry in the world.

10 Cubic Feet (24 archival boxes)

Scope & Contents

This collection of 24 archival boxes (10.5 linear ft.), plus digital interviews and photographs was donated to the Law Library in April of 2021 by Dr. Loren Roth, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, expert in the field of law and psychiatry. The papers evidence his interest and commitment to stop the abuse of psychiatry and of psychiatrists for political reasons, with emphasis in the former Soviet Union. The collection also contains documents that refer to other parts of the world.
Dr. Roth was part of the American Psychiatric Association Committee on the Abuse of Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Committee on Human Rights.

This collection is open to the public. Researchers must view the collection in person at the Law Library. Parts of the collection: the digital interviews of Russian patients and boxes 5 and 6 cannot be reproduced digitally and researchers must sign a form to agree not to disclose names of the patients or their families, or other identifying information about these persons. To see the interviews of former Russian individuals, researchers must personally view them at the Law Library and write a short paragraph explaining their interest to see them. The Law Library will have discretion to allow access to the interviews.

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