Robert E. Gould

Psychiatrist, Deceased Person

1924 – 1998

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Who was Robert E. Gould?

Robert Emery Gould was clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College, and chief of adolescent services at Bellevue Hospital. Gould was known as outspoken advocate on social issues, including psychiatric treatment of homeless people, violence on television, homosexuality and AIDS. Gould successfully advocated removing homosexuality from the list of pathologies in the American Psychiatric Association treatment manual, but an article he wrote in Cosmopolitan in January 1988 claiming that women faced little risk of HIV infection through vaginal intercourse, courted controversy. The Chicago Tribune summarized: "There's almost no danger of getting AIDS from ordinary sexual intercourse, and the irrational fear of AIDS that stifles guilt-free enjoyment of sex may prove more destructive in the long run than the AIDS virus itself, Dr. Robert E. Gould, a professor of psychiatry and of obstetrics and gynecology at New York Medical College, said in the January Cosmopolitan. His controversial message has drawn the indignant wrath of several leading AIDS experts."

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Born
Mar 20, 1924
New York City
Also known as
  • Robert Gould
  • Robert Emery Gould
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Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
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Education
  • University of Virginia
Died
Feb 25, 1998
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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