THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY
J(OHN) R(AYMOND) SMYTHIES
Senior university lecture; consultant pschiatrist. B. November 30, 1922, Naini Tal, United Provinces, India. M.B.B. Chir. 1945, Cambridge University; D.P.M., 1952, London; M.A. 1954, M.D., 1955, Cambridge; M.Sc., 1955, Univerity of British Columbia; M.R.C.P., 1958, London; M.Sc., 1958, Cambridge University. M. 1950, Vanna Maria Gattormo; 2. s. Surgeon Leiutenant, Royal Volunteer Reserve 1946-48; psychiatrist, Saskatchewan Hospital, Weyburn, Canada, 1952-53; Nuffield Fellow in Medicine, Cambridge University 1955-57; scientist, Galesburg State Research Hospital, Galesburg, Illinois, 1957-58; scientist, Worcester Foundation, Shrewsburg, Massachusetts, 1958-59; senior registrar, Maudsley Hospital London, 1959-61; currently senior lecturer, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Edinburgh; consultant psychiatrist, Royal Edinburgh Hospital.
Editor, International Review of Neurobiology, 1957 to present; Fellow: Chemical Society, Royal Society of Medicine; member: Society for Psychical Research, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics; International Conferences on Philosophy and Parapsychology, Unorthodox Healing, St. Paul de Vence, France, 1954; Conference on Parapsychology and Psychedelics, New York, 1958.
Dr. Smythies is interested in the theoretical basis of extrasensory perception and has written many papers on the subject. He is a contributor of articles on psychiatry, neuro-anatomy, neuropharmacology, psychology and philosophy to numerous scholarly and professional journals; author of the book Analysis of Perception (1956), and of many articles for the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research and Tomorrow magazine. Residence: 18 Grosvenor Cresent, Edinburgh 12, Scotland; business address: 2 George Square, Edinburgh.
Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications