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date: 17 October 2019

Healy, Williamlocked

(29 January 1869–15 March 1963)
  • Eugene Taylor

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Healy, William (29 January 1869–15 March 1963), psychiatrist, medical psychologist, and pioneer in the field of juvenile delinquency, was born in Buckinghamshire, England, the son of a farmer and brickmaker. He was the youngest of four children. His family emigrated to the United States when he was nine, and at age fourteen he dropped out of school to work as a clerk in a local Chicago bank in order to help support his family. He worked at this job for ten years, during which time he read widely, availed himself of the local public library, and, with the encouragement of numerous individuals who saw his potential, became a self-taught intellectual. During this time he fell under the influence of the Reverend ...

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