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Katz, Pearl, Ph.D.


Office Address

9404 St. Andrews Way
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Phone: 301-588-6170


Education and Government Service



Syracuse University



S.U.N.Y. Buffalo


Government Service

Department of Health and Human Services

Professional Interests

  • Anthropological studies of medical organizations and medical practitioners
  • Cross-cultural psychiatry, including cultural influences on symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment
  • Ritual as adaptation in medical and family settings

Selected Publications

Katz, Pearl. The Scalpel's Edge: The Culture of Surgeons.  Boston: Allyn & Bacon.  (1999)

Katz, Pearl. Culture Conflicts in State Mental Hospitals.  In Ethnopsychiatry: The Cultural Construction of Professional and Folk Psychiatry.  A. Gaines (ed) Albany: State University of New York Press.  pp. 355-377. (1992) 

Katz, Pearl.  Emotional Metaphors, Roles and Socialization of Drill Sergeants.  Ethos 18:457-480.  (1991)

Katz, Pearl and Faris Kirkland. Violence and Social Structure in Mental Hospital Wards.  Psychiatry  53:262-277  (1991)



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