David Wechsler

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Wechsler, David

(1896–1981) psychologist; born in Lespedi, Romania. He came to the United States as a youth and was chief psychologist at New York City's Bellevue Hospital for 35 years. He devised a series of intelligence tests that became standard diagnostic tools, including the Wechsler-Bellevue Intelligence Scale. In 1970 he began teaching at New York University's medical school, where he had been a clinical psychologist since World War II.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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