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Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1903 - 1957

Merrill Moore was born in 1903 in Columbia, Tennessee. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1924 and received his MD rom the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1928.Moore was a psychiatrist in the Ericksonian tradition. He taught neurology at the Harvard Medical School and the Boston City Hospital. He also conducted research on alcohol and addiction. During World War II, Moore served as a psychiatrist in the United States Army's Bougainville Campaign as well as in New Zealand. After the war, Moore played a key behind-the-scenes role in the Ezra Pound controversy.Throughout his career Moore produced sonnets in a very high volume. Publications include "The Noise That Time Makes" (1929), "Six Sides to a Man"(1935), "What Hitler Means in 'Mein Kampf'" (1943) and "The Phoenix and the Bees" (1959). He died on September 21, 1957.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Merrill Moore papers

MS-354
 Collection
Identifier: MS-354
Overview Merrill Moore (1903-1957), psychiatrist and poet. The collection contains proofs of parts of 2 of his published works and correspondence with Harold G. Rugg concerning the same as well as the manuscript of short a essay on T.S. Eliot.