Picture of Dr. Rock Sleyster, who was the 3rd Medical Director of the Milwaukee Sanitarium. He was also the President of the Milwaukee Sanitarium. He served the Milwaukee Sanitarium in both capacities from 1919-1942. Dr. Sleyster was one of the nation’s best-known physicians specializing in psychiatry. He was a native of Wisconsin, and was the only Wisconsin man to be named President of the American Medical Association (1939). Due to his skills, the American Medical Association still has a scholarship in his name to this day. He was active in the Wisconsin Medical Society, was an officer and editor of the society’s paper for several years. He received many honors over his career, including an honorary doctorate from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He had excellent organizational and leadership skills. He passed away in March of 1942.
Jon Van Beckum, Archivist
Aurora Psychiatric Hospital Archives
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Dr. Rock Sleyster, Milwaukee Sanitarium, medical director