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THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY

IAN STEVENSON

Physician, professor of psychiatry. B. October 31, 1918, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; d. February 8, 2007, Charlottesville, Virginia. B.S.; 1943, M.D.C.M., 1914, McGill University, Montreal. M. 1947, Octavia Reynolds. Fellow, internal medicine, Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1946-47; Commonwealth Fellow in Medicine, Cornell Medical College, 1947-49; assistant professor, Department of Medicine and Psychiatry, 1949-52, associate professor of psychiatry, 1952-57, Louisiana State University School of Medicine; professor of psychiatry, chairman, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1957 to present.

Member: American Federation for Clinical Research, American Psychosomatic Society, American Psychiatric Assn., Group or Advancement of Psychiatry, American Society for Psychical Research, American Medical Assn., Washington Psychoanalytic Society; charter member, Parapsychology Ass.

Dr. Stevenson is a contributor to the American Handbook of Psychiatry, Harper's magazine, and such professional periodicals as the Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases and the American Journal of Psychiatry. His particular interests in parapsychology include study of evidence for survival, especially in mediumship and apparent memories of former incarnations; out-of-the-body experiences, and precognition.

At present Dr. Steveson is engaged in a survey of accounts of apparent memories of former incarnations, with analysis of the data; a study of evidence for survival in mediumship experiences, and research into the nature of rapport between agent and percipient in ESP. His articles on parapsychological subject include "A Proposal for Studying Rapport" (ASPR Journal, Vol. 53, 1959); "The Uncomfortable Facts about Extrasensory Perception (Harper's, July, 1959).


Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications


 
 

 

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