Barry Blackwell: Joel Elkes: An Integrative Life

Comment by William E. Bunney


I have read Dr. Blackwell’s biography of Joel Elkes.  It is truly comprehensive and excellent, and I have little to add.  I had limited contact with Dr. Elkes when he was at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington D.C.   I also saw him at the annual meetings of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.  My impression is that he was a broad visionary and, at times, somewhat controversial in his inclusiveness.  In my view, he showed great leadership and was one of the most brilliant minds of the century.


William E. Bunney

April 21, 2016