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 Expert  725342

Expert in Psychopharmacology in Historical Perspective, Regulatory Behavior, etc.

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Wisconsin (WI)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Over the past 20 years he has done extensive research on the history of drug discovery, drug development, drug registration, and the use of psychopharmaceuticals in medical practice. Among the documents he has collected are the virtually complete set of transcripts of the FDA's Psychopharmacologic Drug Advisory Committee (going back to the 1970s and obtained through the Freedom of Information Act), as well as a vast collection of material from FDA internal correspondence, obtained in numerous research trips to the National Archives and Records Administration. These two collections are unique, and, together with a comprehensive knowledge of the development of psychiatry and psychopharmacology, form the basis of his expertise.

antidepressant drug


antipsychotic drug






drug clinical trial


drug development


drug product approval


drug regulation


drug screening


Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act




Food and Drug Administration drug registration


molecular pharmacology




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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Madison, Wisconsin;  Eau Claire, Wisconsin;  La Crosse, Wisconsin;  Dubuque, Iowa;  and Rochester, Minnesota.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1968   PhD   History   Harvard University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1991 to


(Undisclosed University)


Faculty of Medicine


Jason A. Hannah Professor of History of Medicine


He is responsible for teaching medical history of medical undergraduates and students in Arts and Sciences. The post is basically a research professorship and he spends most of his time in research on psychiatry and psychopharmacology.

1967 to 1991


(Undisclosed University)


Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Professor of History


He was responsible for teaching social history/history of the family to undergraduates and graduate students in Arts and Sciences

Career Accomplishments:

CINP: He has collaborated in a 3-volume collection of autobiographical memoirs of distinguished figures in psychopharmacology.

Professional Appointments

He holds a named chair -- the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine of the Expert's University.


Twice winner of the gold medal in medical history of the Royal Society of Canada.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has written over 20 books and numerous articles. Most recently: "Before Prozac: The Troubled History of Mood Disorders in Psychiatry" (forthcoming Oxford University Press, 2008)

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Oxford University Press  
 - Rutgers University Press  
 - Cambridge University Press  
 - Oxford University Press  
 - John Wiley & Sons  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has consulted for the defendants in tobacco litigation.
  • He has consulted for the defendants in lead paint litigation.
  • He has consulted for a provincial government of Canada in litigation over the past sterilization of people with handicaps.
  • He has consulted for the Department of Justice of Canada in litigation over disability.
  • He has consulted for the Department of Justice of Canada in proposed changes in marriage legislation.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has consulted extensively, frequently for the defendants in product liability cases. Also consulted for governmental units in Canada. Has never testified in court.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1968 to   Europe   Over the years he has lived extensively in Europe and has lectured in Florence (in Italian), Munich, Vienna and Konstanz (in German), and the University of Montreal (in French).

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He speaks highly fluent German.
French   He speaks fluent French.
Italian   He speaks fluent Italian.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has developed a training seminar in the history of psychiatry and psychopharmacology.

Other Skills and Services

He has a globally unique collection of transcripts of the Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee of FDA; extensive documents from federal archives on FDA. No data base of this nature exists anywhere else.


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