Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Akelaitis, Andrew John Edward (“A.J.”) (1904–1955)

  • Michael J. LarsonEmail author
  • Joseph E. Fair
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_584

Major Appointments

  • Dr. A.J. Akelaitis began his career as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Psychiatry, at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. At the same time, he also held appointments at the clinics of the Strong Memorial and Rochester Municipal Hospitals in Rochester, New York. He left these appointments to serve in the Navy during World War II. Following his service in the war, Dr. Akelaitis worked as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the New York Medical College and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in Neurology at Cornell University Medical College. He also served as the attending neuropsychiatrist at Mount Vernon (New York) Hospital and on the staff of the Bellevue Hospital and the New York Hospital.

Major Honors and Awards

  • Dr. Akelaitis was a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He was specialty certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and held membership appointments in the...

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References and Readings

  1. Akelaitis, A. J. (1941a). Psychobiological studies following section of the corpus callosum: A preliminary report. American Journal of Psychiatry, 97, 1147–1157.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brigham Young UniversityProvoUSA