Maurice Rapport, 1919-2011, discovered serotonin
At the time Serotonin was discovered in 1948, Freudian theories guided explanations for behavior. Maurice Rapport's discovery of serotonin revolutionized the understanding of chemical neurotransmitters with vast consequences for all of medicine, most importantly for psychiatry. Rapport died in North Carolina last week, one month shy of 92. []
Death of Dr. Haroon Rashid Chaudhry
Chaudhry(4).jpg Dr. Haroon Rashid Chaudhry, head of the Department of Psychiatry at Fatima Jinnah Medical College, and Honorary Executive Director of Fountain House, died in Lahore, Pakistan on Monday night after suffering chest pains and being rushed to Punjab Institute of Cardiology. He was a leader in the World Federation for Mental Health and the author of studies about epilepsy, schizophrenia, and medical education. []
Eve Oliphant, Cal. activist, died in Calif.
oliphant.jpegEve Oliphant, pioneer of family support and advocacy, died in northern Cal. two weeks shy of her 90th birthday. She had been ill with leukemia. Oliphant is a subject of the recently released PBS documentary. . . []
Death of Harriet Shetler, NAMI founder
Harriet Shetler, a pioneer in the family advocacy movement, died yesterday in Wisconsin. . . []
Death of Judi Chamberlin, consumer activist and author
Judi Chamberlin, a pioneer for consumer choice, died after a long illness in Boston, Mass. As a result of how she was treated for depression in the 1960s, with voluntary and involuntary hospitalizations, . . . []

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