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June 1999

Jacob Cohen, PhD, 1923-1998

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1999;56(6):581. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Gen Psychiatry-ISSN-0003-990x-56-6-yot8401

Jacob Cohen , a pioneer in the field of research methods, died on January 20, 1998, at the age of 74 years. All who work in the field of psychiatric research were touched in many important ways by Jack's contributions. Those who had the opportunity to work with him were enriched also by his warmth, his sense of humor, and his friendship.

Jack grew up in New York. He graduated early from high school and enrolled in City College of New York at the age of 15 years. He left college and served in Army Intelligence in Europe during World War II. On his return he completed work on his bachelor's degree and then earned a PhD in clinical psychology at New York University, where he also spent most of his teaching career.