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Harold Goodglass, Class of 1935

Dr. Harold Goodglass died March 18, 2002. Dr. Harold Goodglass was born in New York City August 18, 1920, graduated from Townsend Harris High School in 1935, and received a BA from City College of New York in 1939. He served in the Army Air Force from 1942 to 1946, and was discharged as a Captain. He then attended New York University, receiving an MA in Psychology in 1948 and received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 1951. He is married to Dr. Helen S. Denison.

Dr. Goodglass developed a special interest in aphasia early in his career and with the research support of the Veterans Administration and the National Institutes of Health he published research articles on disorders of naming in aphasia, on category specific disorders of lexical comprehension and production, on the comprehension of syntax and on the syndrome of agrammatism. He also carried out a program of studies on cerebral dominance. Among his collaborators were Fred Quadfasel, Jean Berko Gleason, Edith Kaplan, Sheila Blumstein, Nelson Butters, Norman Geschwind, Joan Borod, Arthur Wingfield, and Kim Lindfield.

Dr. Goodglass became director of the Boston University Aphasia Research Center in 1969, and remained in that post until 1996. He is Professor of Neurology (Neuropsychology) at Boston University School of Medicine. He is the author of over 130 research articles, and of the books Psycholinguistics and Aphasia (with Sheila Blumstein), The assessment of Aphasia and Related Disorders and the Boston Diagnosgic Aphasia Examination (with Edith Kaplan), Understanding Aphasia, and Anomia (with Arthur Wingfield). He received the 1997 Gold Medal Award for Contributions to the Application of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation.