Archival Collections

Heinz Lehmann

Biographical Sketch:

Heinz Edgar Lehmann (1911-99) was born and educated in Germany, receiving his MD in 1935 from the University of Berlin. He fled Nazi Germany in 1937, settled in Montreal, Canada, and became the Clinical Director at Verdun Protestant Hospital in 1947. After learning of European work on chlorpromazine, he published the first North American study of that drug in 1954; in 1957, he published the first North American study of imipramine. Lehmann became chair of psychiatry at McGill University in 1970. He served as President of both the ACNP and the CINP.


The Heinz Lehmann Papers constitute 90 linear feet (60 archival cartons). They were given to the ACNP archive without restriction; however, copyright is retained by individual authors, as stipulated by copyright law. The papers includes lecture notes, research correspondence and data, manuscripts and drafts of unpublished and published papers, correspondence and records relating to his service at Verdun Protestant/Douglas Hospital, McGill University, the New York State Office for Mental Health, several Canadian government agencies, the ACNP and CINP, personal items and news articles relating to Dr. Lehmann’s life and work.

Finding Aid


Unpublished manuscripts:

Cross Cultural Studies of Depression A Preliminary Report of a Series of Studies Coordinated by the World Health Organization

Lecture Notes:

Notes on Nootropic Drugs

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