No more melancholy task has ever devolved upon the Editors than that of reporting the untimely death on January 2nd, after a sudden and brief illness, of Dr. Dorian Feigenbaum, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the PSYCHOANALYTIC QUARTERLY. To his colleagues, to his many friends, to the PSYCHOANALYTIC QUARTERLY, and to the science of psychoanalysis—to all of these his loss is in the most literal sense an irreparable one.
Dr. Feigenbaum was born on May 19, 1887 in Lemberg, then in Austria. He was graduated in medicine from the University of Vienna in 1914, his medical preparation including a period of study at the Institute of Psychiatry in Munich under Kraepelin. There followed three years of war service, 1915 to 1918, in the Austrian Army. After a period of psychiatric practice in Switzerland, Dr. Feigenbaum went to Palestine, where, until 1924, he served as Director of the Hospital for Mental Diseases in Jerusalem and as psychiatric consultant to the Government of Palestine. In June of 1924, making what he has himself referred to as his third attempt to establish himself, he came to the United States. Thereafter, until his death a little more than twelve years later, he was continuously engaged in the practice of psychoanalysis in New York City, while he was also for various periods during this time attending physician to the Neurological Institute, instructor in neurology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, lecturer at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and, since its initial issue in April 1932, Editor-in-Chief of the PSYCHOANALYTIC QUARTERLY, of which, together with the late Dr. Frankwood E. Williams and two of the present editorial staff, he was the founder. The professional success which Dr.
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