Oral History of Neuropsychopharmacology

The ACNP Oral History project began in 1994 with the first of 235 videotaped interview spanning 14 years. Many of the field's pioneers have shared their perspectives in the following videos and edited transcripts that record the first 50 years in the history of neuropsychopharmacology. The history is told by 213 clinicians and basic scientists in 235 videotaped interviews conducted by 66 colleagues between 1994 and 2008.

The edited transcripts have been complied into a 10 volume series An Oral History of Neuropsychopharmacology, The First Fifty Years, Peer Interviews, published by the College in 2011.  Each volume in the series covers the story of a particular area of research in neuropsychopharmacology.

For more information on the History of Neuropsychopharmacology please visit the International Neuropsychopharmacology Archives.

Click here to view the International Network on the History of Neuropsychopharmacology.

E-Books: Peter R. Martin and Thomas A. Ban: Recollections of the History of Neuropsychopharmacology Through Interviews Conducted by Leo E. Hollister. 

History Interviews


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  • Alan Frazer by Stephen H. Koslow- (View Transcript)
  • Alan F. Schatzberg by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Albert Kurland by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Aleksander A. Mathe by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Alexander H. Glassman by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Alexander G. Karczmar by Erminio Costa- (View Transcript)
  • Alfred Freedman by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Alfred Pletscher by Thomas A. Ban (Part 1)- (View Transcript)
  • Alfred Pletscher by Thomas A. Ban (Part 2)
  • Alfred Pletscher by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Allen Raskin by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Andrew Winokur by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Annica Birgitta Dahlström by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Arnold J. Friedhoff by Benjamin Bunney- (View Transcript)
  • Arnold J. Mandell by David Healy- (View Transcript)
  • Arthur J. Prange, Jr. by Robert H. Belmaker- (View Transcript)
  • A. Arthur Sugerman by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Arvid Carlsson by William E. Bunney, Jr- (View Transcript)
  • Baron Shopsin by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Barry Blackwell by Donald S. Robinson- (View Transcript)
  • Barry Reisberg by Elizabeth Bromley- (View Transcript)
  • Bernard W. Agranoff by Leonard Cook- (View Transcript)
  • Bernard J. Carroll by Leo E. Hollister & Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Burr Eichelman by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Burton Angrist by David S. Janowsky- (View Transcript)
  • Burton J. Goldstein by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Candice Pert by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Carl Salzman by Roger E. Meyer- (View Transcript)
  • Charles R. Schuster by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Charles M. Beasley, Jr. by William Z. Potter- (View Transcript)
  • Charles L. Bowden by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Charles B. Nemeroff by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Charles P. O'Brien by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Clyde Lindley by Leo Hollister
  • Conan Kornetsky by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Conan Kornetsky by George F. Koob- (View Transcript)
  • Daniel P. van Kammen by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Dan Blazer by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • David Dunner by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • David S. Janowsky by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • David Kupfer by Alan F. Schatzberg- (View Transcript)
  • David Wheatley by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Dennis S. Charney by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Dilip Jeste Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Donald F. Klein by John M. Davis- (View Transcript)
  • Donald F. Klein by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Don M. Gallant by Thomas A. Ban (Part 1)- (View Transcript)
  • Don M. Gallant by Thomas A. Ban (Part 2)
  • Douglas M. McNair by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Eberhard Uhlenhuth by Jerome Levine- (View Transcript)
  • Edward Domino by Christian Gillin- (View Transcript)
  • Elaine Sanders-Bush by Joel Braslow- (View Transcript)
  • Ellen Frank by William E. Bunney, Jr.- (View Transcript)
  • Elliot Richelson by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Enoch Callaway, III by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Ernest P. Noble by Edythe D. London- (View Transcript)
  • Eugene S. Paykel by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Floyd E. Bloom by David J. Kupfer- (View Transcript)
  • Frank J.Ayd, Jr by Thomas A. Ban (Part 1)- (View Transcript)
  • Frank J.Ayd, Jr by Thomas A. Ban (Part 2)
  • Frank J. Ayd, Jr. by David Healy (Part 1)- (View Transcript)
  • Frank J. Ayd, Jr. by David Healy (Part 2)
  • Frank J. Ayd, Jr. by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Frank M. Berger by Thomas A. Ban (Part 1)- (View Transcript)
  • Frank M. Berger by Thomas A. Ban (Part 2)
  • Frank M. Berger by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Frederick K Goodwin by Thomas Detre- (View Transcript)
  • Frederic Quitkin by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Fridolin Sulser by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Fritz A. Henn by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Gary D. Tollefson by Joel Braslow- (View Transcript)
  • George K. Aghajanian by Leo Hollister and Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • George Alexopoulos by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • George Gardos by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • George R. Heninger by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • George M. Simpson by Thomas A. Ban (Part 1)- (View Transcript)
  • George M. Simpson by Thomas A. Ban (Part 2)
  • George M. Simpson by Thomas A. Ban (Part 3)
  • George M. Simpson by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Gerald D. Klee by William T. Carpenter, Jr.- (View Transcript)
  • Gerald Sarwer-Foner by George Awad- (View Transcript)
  • Gerald Sarwer-Foner by Joel Braslow- (View Transcript)
  • Gerard E. Hogarty by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Gregory F. Oxenkrug by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Guy Chouinard by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Hagop S. Akiskal by Paula J. Clayton- (View Transcript)
  • Harbans Lal by Elizabeth Bromley- (View Transcript)
  • Heinz Lehmann by William E. Bunney- (View Transcript)
  • Herbert Barry III by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Herbert D. Kleber by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Herbert Y. Meltzer by Stephen H. Koslow- (View Transcript)
  • Herbert Y. Meltzer by Carol A. Tamminga- (View Transcript)
  • Herman M. Van Praag by David Healy- (View Transcript)
  • Herman M. Van Praag by Robert H. Belmaker- (View Transcript)
  • Huda Akil by James H. Meador-Woodruff- (View Transcript)
  • Hans Christian Fibiger by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Ira D. Glick by Donald F. Klein- (View Transcript)
  • Irwin Feinberg by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Irwin J. Kopin by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • J. Christian Gillin by William E. Bunney, Jr.- (View Transcript)
  • Jack D. Blaine by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • James V. Dingell by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • James C. Klett by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • James H. Kocsis by Joel Braslow- (View Transcript)
  • James H. Woods by David Healy- (View Transcript)
  • Jan A. Fawcett by Frederick K. Goodwin- (View Transcript)
  • Jeffery Alan Lieberman by Shitij Kapur- (View Transcript)
  • Jerome Levine by William T. Carpenter, Jr.- (View Transcript)
  • Jerome Levine by Samuel Gershon- (View Transcript)
  • Joel Elkes by Fridolin Sulser- (View Transcript)
  • Joel E. Kleinman by Elizabeth Bromley- (View Transcript)
  • John M. Davis by David Healy- (View Transcript)
  • John F. Greden by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • John E. Overall by Thomas A. Ban (Part 1)- (View Transcript)
  • John E. Overall by Thomas A. Ban (Part 2)
  • John E. Overall by Thomas A. Ban (Part 2)
  • Jonathan O. Cole by Thomas A. Ban (Part 1)- (View Transcript)
  • Jonathan O. Cole by Thomas A. Ban (Part 2)
  • Jonathan O. Cole by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Joseph Autry III by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Joseph Brady by Leo Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Joseph T. Coyle by William Bunney- (View Transcript)
  • Joseph Knoll by Thomas A. Ban (Part 1)- (View Transcript)
  • Joseph Knoll by Thomas A. Ban (Part 2)
  • Joseph Knoll by Thomas A. Ban (Part 3)
  • Joseph J. Schildkraut by David Healy (Part 1)- (View Transcript)
  • Joseph J. Schildkraut by David Healy (Part 2)
  • Joseph Schoolar by David Healy- (View Transcript)
  • Joseph Wortis by Leo Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Jose Manuel Rodriguez Delgado by Joel Braslow- (View Transcript)
  • Judith Rapoport by David Healy- (View Transcript)
  • Julius Axelrod by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Karl Rickels by David Healy- (View Transcript)
  • Katherine Halmi by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Keith Conners by Burt Angrist- (View Transcript)
  • Keith and Eva Killam by Keith and Eva Killam- (View Transcript)
  • Kjell Fuxe by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Larry Stein by Arvid Carlsson- (View Transcript)
  • Leonard Cook by Larry Stein- (View Transcript)
  • Leo E. Hollister by Thomas A. Ban (Part 1)- (View Transcript)
  • Leo E. Hollister by Thomas A. Ban (Part 2)
  • Lewis L. Judd by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Louis A. Gottschalk by Thomas A. Ban (Part 1)- (View Transcript)
  • Louis A. Gottschalk by Thomas A. Ban (Part 2)
  • Louis A. Gottschalk by William Bunney- (View Transcript)
  • Louis Lasagna by Donald Kleiny- (View Transcript)
  • Louis Sokoloff by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Manfred Ackenheil by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Mark George by Robert Post- (View Transcript)
  • Martin W. Adler by Larry Stein- (View Transcript)
  • Martin M. Katz by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Martin M. Katz by Jean Endicott- (View Transcript)
  • Mary Jeanne Kreek by Lisa H. Gold- (View Transcript)
  • Mathew J. Wayner by Paul R. Sanberg- (View Transcript)
  • Max Fink by David Healy- (View Transcript)
  • Merton Sandler by David Healy- (View Transcript)
  • Michael H. Ebert by Benjamin S. Bunney- (View Transcript)
  • Murray Elias Jarvik by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Myrna Weissman by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Nancy Andreasen by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Nina R. Schooler by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Nora Volkow by Charles P. O'Brien- (View Transcript)
  • Oldrich Vinar by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Paula Clayton by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Paul Greengard by Eric J. Nestler- (View Transcript)
  • Paul Ronald Sanberg by Matthew J. Wayner- (View Transcript)
  • Paul Wender by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Peter Dews by John Harvey- (View Transcript)
  • Peter Gaszner by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Peter Charles Whybrow by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Philip Bradley by Thomas A. Ban (Part 1)- (View Transcript)
  • Philip Bradley by Thomas A. Ban (Part 2)
  • Rachel Klein by David Healy- (View Transcript)
  • Richard J. Wurtman by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Robert H. Belmaker by Joseph R. Calabrese- (View Transcript)
  • Robert Cohen by Thomas Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Robert Kessler by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Robert M. Post by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Roger Maickel by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Roger E. Meyer by Thomas R. Kosten- (View Transcript)
  • Ross J. Baldessarini by David Healy- (View Transcript)
  • Roy Pickens by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Salomon Z. Langer by William E. Bunney, Jr.- (View Transcript)
  • Salvatore J. Enna by Elizabeth Bromley- (View Transcript)
  • Samuel H. Barondes by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Samuel H. Barondes by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Samuel Gershon by Thomas Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Samuel C. Kaim by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Seymour Kaufman by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Seymour Kety by Irwin J. Kopin- (View Transcript)
  • Shitij Kapur by Elizabeth Bromley- (View Transcript)
  • Silvio Garattini by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Solomon H. Snyder by Floyd E. Bloom- (View Transcript)
  • Stephen H. Koslow by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Stephen M. Stahl by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Stephen Szara by Leo Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Steven Marc Paul by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Svein G. Dahl by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Sydney Spector by Fridolin Sulser- (View Transcript)
  • Thomas A. Ban by William E. Bunney, Jr.- (View Transcript)
  • Thomas A. Ban by Leo E. Hollister- (View Transcript)
  • Thomas Chase by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • Thomas Detre by David J. Kupfer- (View Transcript)
  • Turan M. Itil by Andrea Tone (Part 1)- (View Transcript)
  • Turan M. Itil by Andrea Tone (Part 2)
  • Victoria Arango by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
  • Vincenzo G. Longo by Leonard Cook- (View Transcript)
  • Walter A. Brown by John F. Greden- (View Transcript)
  • William E. Bunney, Jr. by Thomas A. Ban (Part 1)- (View Transcript)
  • William E. Bunney, Jr. by Thomas A. Ban (Part 2)
  • William T. McKinney by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • William Z. Potter by Thomas A. Ban- (View Transcript)
  • William Turner by Jo Ann Engelhardt- (View Transcript)
  • Yves Lecrubier by Andrea Tone- (View Transcript)
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