Farrar, Clarence B., 1874-1970

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Farrar, Clarence B., 1874-1970

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Dr. Clarence B. Farrar (1874-1970) was an American psychiatrist born in Cattaraugus, New York. Farrar earned an arts degree from Harvard University in 1896, and then pursued his medical degree at John Hopkins University, graduating with an M.D. in 1900. While studying at John Hopkins, Sir William Osler was one of his professors and mentors. During the First World War, Farrar left the United States for Canada and became medical director of the newly built Toronto Psychiatric Hospital in 1926, as well as Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto until his retirement in 1947. Farrar was also appointed Chief Psychiatrist for the Canadian Army, focusing his research on cases of shell shock. A distinguished member of many societies throughout his career, Farrar was also editor of The American Journal of Psychiatry for thirty-four years, from 1931-1965.


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