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.)

Be Glad You’re Neurotic 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.

Your Nerves: How to Release Emotional Tensions 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.

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

(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
[buy a vintage copy cheap on amazon]

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]

First published on January 12th, 2009 at 9:11 pm (EST) and last modified on June 9th, 2010 at 3:28 pm (EST).