Edmund Fisher (Argentina)

Prof. E. Fisher was born in Hungary and was established in Argentina having been invited officially as Professor of Psychiatry.

During his tenure in Argentina he took care of a large number of psychiatric patients. Moreover, during the sixties, he conducted research on hallucinogenic compounds finding higher concentration in urine of schizophrenic patients; these results were recognized world wide.

He founded the Argentinian Society of Biological Psychiatry (third biological psychiatry to be established in the world) and with his team started the organization of the 1st World Congress of Biological Psychiatry held in Buenos Aires September 24th to 28th, 1974, with more than 1.500 participants. During this congress WFSBP was founded and he became its first President.

He died in January 1975 having being the founding president of WFSBP.