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Esther Somerfeld

Esther Somerfeld, American physician, educator. Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology. Recipient Research award California Medical Association, 1932, Honorary award Southern California Psychiatric Society, 1985, Los Angeles Society Neurological Sciences, 1995.


  • Somerfeld, Esther was born on July 2, 1901 in Chicago.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Chicago, 1923; Doctor of Medicine, Rush Medical College, 1925; Master of Arts in Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1934.


    • Intern Los Angeles County General Hospital, 1925-1926, attending physician, 1928-1996. Research fellowship Santa Barbara (California) Cottage Hospital, 1926. Medical resident Los Angeles Children's Hospital, 1927.

      Chair psychiatry department Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, 1956-1965. Associate professor psychiatry, then emeritus University Southern California Medical School, Los Angeles, since 1950.


    • Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Fellow American Medical Association (life), American Psychiatric Association (discuss chairman 1970), American Group Psychotherapy Association, member Group Psychotherapy Association of Southern California (president since 1955), Los Angeles Society Neurology and Psychiatry (president 1960), Severance Club (president 1978-1980).


    • Daughter of Emanuel and Matilda (Lustgarten) S. Married Eugene Ziskind, November 10, 1927 (deceased November 1993). 1 child, Emile Jacobson.
    • child: Emile Jacobson
    • mother: Matilda (Lustgarten) S.
    • spouse: Eugene Ziskind
    • father: Emanuel
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    Born July 2, 1901
    • 1923
      University Chicago
    • 1925
      Rush Medical College
    • 1934
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1926
      research fellow , ship Santa Barbara (California) Cottage Hospital
    • 1927
      medical resident , Los Angeles Children's Hospital
    • 1950
      associate , professor psychiatry
    • 1956 - 1965
      chair psychiatry department Cedars of Lebanon Hospital
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