In Remembrance: John R. Benson ’51 Died on May 12 2018

John Richard Benson, MD, died on May 12, 2018, at his Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, retirement community. He was 88 years old.  He was an esteemed psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry at Temple University, receiving many awards and accolades.

A full obituary is posted on the funeral home website.

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  • Dr.Dalma Kalogjera-Sackellares
    Dr.Dalma Kalogjera-Sackellares, 9:52pm October 28 2018 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Dr John Benson was a remarkable teacher and received Teaching Awards. He was one of the most talented Psychiatrists I know. I was a Psychology Intern at Temple University Hospital 1985/6. Dr Benson understood Psychoanalysis as the part of Central European Philosophical Circle and not just a technique. His teaching I remember as a very shiny memory when I and the two other Psychology Interns sat with him at the Library of the Temple Hospital - such a perfect time. Those memories were soon replaced by many storms which overtook Psychiatry, let alone Psychology which was a hostage of capricious and tumultuous Storms of American Academic Medicine that no one seemed able to control. Money became excuse to destroy everything- and to question everything. Good people were no longer relevant- thus this aristocratic model of human behavior got capsized, and we along with it. Some new Apolonian order is needed now.

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