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Hilgard, Josephine Rohrslocked

(12 March 1906–16 May 1989)
  • Ernest R. Hilgard


Hilgard, Josephine Rohrs (12 March 1906–16 May 1989), psychologist and psychiatrist, was born in Napoleon, Ohio, the daughter of Henry F. Rohrs, a practicing physician and surgeon, and Edna Irene Balsley. Her subsequent education after high school led to an A.B., magna cum laude, from Smith College (1928); an M.A. (1930) and a Ph.D. (1933) from Yale University in child psychology; and an M.D. from Stanford University Medical School (1940). This education was followed by psychoanalytic training at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute in Washington, D.C., and at the Washington-Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute, completed in 1946. Each of her academic degrees led to honor society membership: Smith, Phi Beta Kappa; Yale, Sigma Xi; Stanford, Alpha Omega Alpha....

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