Akelaitis, Andrew John Edward (“A.J.”) (1904–1955)
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...
References and Readings
- Akelaitis, A. J., Risteen, W. A., Herren, R. Y., & Van Wagenen, W. P. (1942). Studies on the corpus callosum. III. A contribution to the study of dyspraxia and apraxia following partial and complete section of the corpus callosum. Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, 47, 971–1008.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
- Sauerwein, H. C., & Lassonde, M. (1996). Akelaitis’ investigations of the first split-brain patients. In C. Code, C.-W. Wallesh, Y. Joanette, & A. R. Lecours (Eds.), Classic cases in neuropsychology (pp. 305–317). Hove: Psychology Press.Google Scholar
- Zaidel, E., Iacoboni, M., Zaidel, D., & Bogen, J. (2003). The callosal syndromes. In K. M. Heilman & E. Valenstein (Eds.), Clinical neuropsychology (pp. 347–403). New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar