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Herman “Chalm” Gladstone, a psychiatrist who was part of the early development of mental health services in southern Arizona died on March 24, 2017. He was 93.
Gladstone was born September 19, 1923 in New York City. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following his discharge in 1946 he received his undergraduate and medical school degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Madison He returned to New York for his internship at the Einstein School of Medicine and his residency at Bellevue Hospital he completed in 1950. He returned to military service as a physician in the U.S. Army for two years and was in private practice in New York for seven years. In 1960, he returned to the University of Wisconsin as an associate professor of psychiatry and also was in private practice.
In 1972, Gladstone moved to Tucson, established his practice and taught at the University of Arizona. He was an active member of the Palo Verde Foundation and was named president of the Tucson Psychiatric Association. He joined the Pima County Medical Society in 1972. He retired from active practice in 1989, but remained an Associate Member of PCMS until he died.
Gladstone enjoyed learning outside medicine as a student of the arts and astronomy. He served as a docent at the UA Art Museum and Kitt Peak Observatory. He played classical guitar and stayed active cycling and skiing.
Gladstone was preceded in death by his son David and sister Naomi. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Renee; his son Donn of Sebastopol, CA, daughters Lila Tevik (Greg) of Tucson and Sheila (Stephan Windsor) of Austin, TX; grandchildren Roger, Chloe, Ben, Aaron, Jacob, Kate, and Allison.