Finding Aid
William Earl Biddle
William Earl Biddle
1906-1977

MS093
William Earl Biddle Collection
.5 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical Note
William Earl Biddle (1906-1977) graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1935. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Association. He spent nearly forty years working as a psychiatrist in the Pennsylvania state hospital system, eventually becoming the clinical director at Philadelphia State Hospital, Byberry and heading the Department of Religious Affairs until his retirement in 1973.Throughout his career, he also testified in many state court cases, including the first case to award workmen's compensation for a mental disorder caused by a workplace accident. His books include: "Introduction to Psychiatry" (with co-author Mildred VanSickel), 1943; and "Hypnoses in the Psychoses," 1967.

Scope and Contents
The collection consists of material by or about William Earl Biddle, dating to the 1950s. The bulk of the collection consists of book manuscripts with handwritten corrections although it also includes some correspondence and notes.


Organization and Arrangement

  1. Correspondence

  2. Manuscripts

  3. Book Reviews

  4. Notes

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