Dr. Maria T. Lymberis, MD

Clinical & Forensic Psychiatry in Los Angeles, California

A Brief History of Psychiatry

This is an arbitrary bird’s eye view that omits the many valuable but too numerous contributors that have made the present day science and practice of psychiatry possible.

Otto Loewi

Otto Loewi


Otto Loewi wins the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his contribution to the establishment of the field of modern psychopharmacology with the discovery that synaptic signaling uses chemical messengers, opening the door for drug treatments targeting synaptic activity.