Myerson, Abraham

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Abraham, U.S. neurologist, 1881-1948.
Myerson sign - a sign of Parkinson disease.
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Heinze traces the careers of influential Jewish "psychological evangelists" and "public moralists"--Freudians and proteges of William James such as Hugo Munsterberg, Joseph Jastrow, Boris Sidis, and Abraham Myerson in the first half of the 20th century, and, in the second half, such humanists as Erik Erikson, Erich Fromm, and Abraham Maslow--who, "no less than their colleagues from Protestant backgrounds, ...
In the United States, promotion of the term by Abraham Myerson, in the 1920s, added vital support, for he was a nationally prominent research psychiatrist in Boston, instrumental in trying to move psychiatry out of the confinement of asylums and into a broader range of urban problems, including issues of daily life and adjustment.
(7.) Abraham Myerson, American Women: Images and Realities (Boston, 1920), pp.19-20; see also Myerson, The Nervous Housewife (Boston, 1927).
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