John E. Fryer, M.D.

John E. Fryer, M.D. (HM2I6V)

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N 39° 56.885', W 75° 9.736'

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Temple professor and psychiatrist Fryer, disguised as "Dr. Anonymous," spoke against the American Psychiatric Association's classification of homosexuality as a mental illness at the APA's 1972 annual meeting. Fryer's testimony persuaded the APA to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973, ending treatments such as chemical castration, electric shock therapy, and lobotomy and paving the way for advances in LGBT civil rights.
HM NumberHM2I6V
Year Placed2017
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486138 N 4422007
Decimal Degrees39.94808333, -75.16226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.885', W 75° 9.736'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 53.1" N, 75° 9' 44.16" W
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