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THE GATEWAY

 

OF

 

UNDERSTANDING

 

By CARL A[ugust]. WICKLAND, M.D.
[2/14/1861-11/13/1945]

Author of
"THIRTY YEARS AMONG THE DEAD"

Member of

CHICAGO MEDICAL SOCIETY
ILLINOIS STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE
ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE

 

In Collaboration with

NELLE M. WATTS CELIA L. GOERZ

 

Published

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
1934


 

 

Copyright, 1934
By DR. CARL A. WICKLAND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
SIXTH EDITION


 

DEDICATED TO
MY WIFE
ANNA W. WICKLAND

 

WHOSE HUMANITARIAN IMPULSES AND UNSELFISH DEVOTION TO AN IDEAL
HAVE MADE THIS RESEARCH POSSIBLE AND TO THE INVISIBLE CO-WORKERS
WHO HAVE SO FAITHFULLY INSPIRED AND GUIDED OUR EFFORTS


 
 

The Author

 

CARL A. WICKLAND, M.D.
Pioneer Psychiatrist

 

Carl A. Wickland was born February 14th 1861 at Liden, Norland Province, Sweden. In his youth Carl Wickland learned, from his father, the trade of cabinet maker, and later that of watchmaker.

 

In 1880 he left Sweden and arrived in St. Paul, Minn. in 1881. He married Anna W. Anderson in 1896 and shortly thereafter they moved to Chicago where Carl Wickland entered Durham Medical College from which he graduated in 1900. He followed the general practice of medicine while specializing in research in mental illnesses.

 

Dr. Wickland became chief psychiatrist at the National Psychopathic Institute of Chicago in 1909, where he remained until 1918. Later the Wicklands moved to Los Angeles, California, where the doctor founded the National Psychological Institute, a non-profit corporation for research in psychology. At the sanitarium, operated by the National Psychological Institute, from six to ten patients at a time were cared for and brought back to sanity and health.

 

In 1924 Dr. Wickland, in collaboration with Nelle Watts, Celia and Orlando Goerz, his assistants, wrote and published THIRTY YEARS AMONG THE DEAD, a book that has become a classic in abnormal psychology. This book had five editions in the U.S.A. and three printings in England. This book was translated and published in the Netherlands under the title DERTIG JAREN ONDER DE DOODEN. Title of the Spanish translation was 30 ANOS ENTRE LOS MUERTOS.

 

The first edition of GATEWAY OF UNDERSTANDING was published in 1934. Shortly after the death of Dr. Wickland, Wing Anderson, a pioneer in sleep suggestion therapy for the correction of psychosomatic ills, purchased copyrights and plates of the Wickland books. Public demand led to the publication of this sixth edition of GATEWAY OF UNDERSTANDING. The American Edition of THIRTY YEARS AMONG THE DEAD is temporarily out of print but the English Edition can be obtained from the National Psychological Institute.

 

A decade after the death of Dr. Wickland in 1945 orthodox psychiatry lags a half century behind Dr. Wickland in knowledge and efficiency in the cure of insanity.


 

"READ NOT TO CONDEMN,
BUT TO WEIGH AND CONSIDER"