Louis E. Bisch

Louis Edward Bisch (1885–1963), Amer­i­can psy­chi­a­trist and author. Devel­oped tech­niques for self-recog­ni­tion of “emo­tion­al mal­ad­just­ments” — by fol­low­ing the tech­niques as described in his books, you could “cure your nerves your­self.


Con­quest of Self New York: Dou­ble­day, 1924. 326 pages.
“How to grow old grace­ful­ly.”

Clin­i­cal Psy­chol­o­gy Bal­ti­more: William and Wilkins,
1925. Chart; 12 photo plates (most of “abnor­mal” chil­dren); index. 346

Your Inner Self New York: Dou­ble­day, 1924. HB.
(Pre­sen­ta­tion copies inscribed by author.)


[amazonify]B001DCAAUY::text::::Be Glad You’re Neu­rot­ic[/amazonify] New York: Whit­tle­sey, 1936. “How suc­cess­ful neu­rotics are almost always hap­pi­er than “nor­mal” peo­ple.” Index. 201 pages. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1936. Paper­back.) (New York: Blue Rib­bon Books, 1940) Sur­pris­ing­ly read­able.

[amazonify]B001EO5IV2::text::::Your Nerves: How to Release Emo­tion­al Ten­sions[/amazonify] New York: Wil­fred Funk, Inc., 1945. 20cm, viii, 310 pages. Read­able and per­haps the best start­ing point.

Calm Your Nerves Your­self New York: Wil­fred Funk, Inc., 1953. Hard­cov­er — cloth, Small octa­vo. “How to be your own psychiatrist…and emo­tion­al heal­er.” Index. 247 pages.

[amazonify]B001O7ACVU::text::::Cure Your Nerves Your­self[/amazonify] Crest Books, 1957. Pock­et­book. (New York: Wil­fred Funk, 1953. Octa­vo. 247 pages. Hard­bound.) (Green­wich, CT: Faw­cett Pub., 1963. 156 pages. [amazonify]B000MWBV6I::text::::Paperback[/amazonify].) Vin­tage mass-mar­ket paper­back is [amazonify]B000HE9PWI::text::::available now cheap[/amazonify]!

(all are out-of-print)


Other publications

Parade, the Digest of Good Read­ing Con­tributor: Feb,
Mar, Oct, Nov 1928; Sep, Oct 1931; Jun 1936; Oct 1937; Apr 1939.

Suc­cess Today Con­tributor: Dec 1947.

Con­tributor to Your Life mag­a­zine, May 1954
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Your Health Con­tributor: Jan 1950; Apr 1956.


Recd. MD, Ph.D. from Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty (1911–12)

Became the Orga­niz­er and Director of the Psy­cho­path­ic Lab in New
York City in 1916.

Men­tal Hygiene Clin­ic, Nor­folk, VA 1918–19

Wrote a psy­cho­log­i­cal dra­ma called “The Com­plex” in the 1920s.

Guest speak­er at unveil­ing of tablet in hon­or of Mark Twain, put on
by Green­wich Vil­lage Histor­i­cal Soci­ety at his house at 21 Fifth
Avenue NYC, 1925 (ton.edu/~schmidt/19250426.html”>New York Times, April 26, 1925)

Prof. of Neu­ropsy­chi­a­try, New York Poly­clin­ic Med­ical School and
Hos­pi­tal 1926–63

Cor­re­spond­ed with Theodore Schroed­er (tory/mss17.htm”>TS’s papers, col­lec­tion 17, siu.edu)

Mem­ber of the Eugen­ics Research Asso­ci­a­tion, Amer­i­can Psy­chi­atric
Asso­ci­a­tion, and Amer­i­can Anthro­po­log­i­cal Asso­ci­a­tion.

Joined the Amer­i­can Eugen­ics Soci­ety in 1956 [AES mem­ber directory]

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