The History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series: Dr. Hervey Cleckley

The 2016-2017 History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series begins with Dr. Hervey Cleckley: The Medical College of Georgia’s Renaissance Man presented by Major General Perry W. Smith, US Air Force (RET) on Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m. This lecture is sponsored by the Medical College of Georgia and will be held in the J. Harold Harrison Education Commons Building (GB-1110).

Hervey Milton Cleckley was an American psychiatrist and pioneer in the field of psychopathy. His book, The Mask of Sanity, provided the most influential clinical description of psychopathy in the twentieth century. Cleckley co-authored with Dr. Corbett Thigpen the book, The Three Faces of Eve, published in 1957, the same year the movie based on the book was released.

A display of items from the Hervey M. Cleckley Collection and the Three Faces of Eve Collection will be on display in the Harrison Education Commons, until September 30, 2016. For more information about these collections, see the Hervey M. Cleckley Collection finding aid and the Greenblatt Library’s Faculty Author Collection which includes The Three Faces of Eve Collection.

The Medical College of Georgia will be host a film screening of The Three Faces of Eve on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in GB-1110, Harrison Education Commons. A panel discussion with faculty members of the MCG Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior will begin immediately following the film.


Book jacket cover of “The Mask of Sanity” first edition