Lester Grinspoon

American physician

Lester Grinspoon (June 24, 1928 - June 25, 2020) was an American psychiatrist. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts.

Grinspoon was an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus at Harvard Medical School.[1] Grinspoon was senior psychiatrist at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston, Massachusetts for 40 years.[2]

Grinspoon was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Psychiatric Association. He was founding editor of The American Psychiatric Association Annual Review and Harvard Mental Health Letter. Grinspoon was editor of Harvard Mental Health Letter for fifteen years.

Grinspoon died on June 25, 2020, one day after his 92nd birthday.[3][4]


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  2. "Lester Grinspoon, M.D. - Harvard Health Publications". Health.harvard.edu. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  3. Grinspoon, Peter (June 25, 2020). "Peter Grinspoon MD on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  4. "NORML Remembers Dr. Lester Grinspoon". NORML. June 25, 2020. Retrieved June 25, 2020.