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Richard Maurice Bucke. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-98116).


Bucke, Richard Maurice (18 March 1837–19 February 1902), psychiatrist and biographer, was born in Methwold, County of Norfolk, England, the son of Reverend Horatio Walpole Bucke, a Church of England curate and a direct descendant of Sir Robert Walpole, the renowned prime minister of England. (His mother’s name has been recorded as Clarissa Andrews, but that cannot be confirmed.) Within a year of his birth, Bucke’s parents emigrated to Upper Canada, settling on a farm near London, Ontario. His father, a classical scholar and linguist, brought to Canada a library of five or six thousand books in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Bucke and his six siblings received their schooling at home....


Greenacre, Phyllis (03 May 1894–24 October 1989), psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and author, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Isaiah Thomas Greenacre and Emma Leantha Russell. Although she planned to work in the field of psychiatry from an early age, she received her first special training in general pathology. She earned her S.B. from the University of Chicago in 1913 and her M.D. from Rush Medical College in 1916....


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Moore, Merrill (11 September 1903–20 September 1957), poet and psychiatrist, was born Austin Merrill Moore in Columbia, Tennessee, the son of John Trotwood Moore, a poet, novelist, and historian, and Mary Brown Daniel, a writer. From 1919 to 1929 his father served as director of libraries, archives, and history for the state of Tennessee, a position later filled by his mother. John Trotwood Moore was a leader in literary circles around the South, and his son credited him with developing his interest in literature....