Boris Sidis (/ ˈsaɪdɪs /; October 12, 1867 – October 24, 1923) was a Ukrainian-American psychologist, physician, psychiatrist, and philosopher of education. Sidis founded the New York State Psychopathic Institute and the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. He was the father of child prodigy William James Sidis.
Boris Sidis was an eminent American psychologist born in Ukraine. He studied hypnosis, suggestion and especially the subconscious in domains such as multiple personalities, sleep, laugh and the treatment of psychopathic illnesses.
"An uncompromising intellectual honesty that impelled him to a blunt outrightness with regard to whatever seemed to him erroneous or mischievous, and it is not difficult to understand why during his lifetime Boris Sidis did not enjoy the full measure of recognition which he merited, and which it would seem certain will eventually be accorded to him."
Boris Sidis has 41 books on Goodreads with 284 ratings. Boris Sidis’s most popular book is Philistine And Genius.
Dr. Boris Sidis Makes a Serious Study of a Humorous Thing Sun., July 27, 1913: HARVARD A. B. AT 16 William James Sidis the Youngest Student to Get That Degree There Sun., June 14, 1914, p1. HOW TO MAKE GENIUSES OF CHILDREN
Jan 20, 2021 · Boris Sidis William James Sidis (pronounced Sy-dis) was born in 1898 in Manhattan, New York. His parents, Boris and Sarah, were Jewish immigrants who had fled the pogroms in Ukraine in the 1880s. His parents were equally intelligent and ambitious.
Apr 08, 1975 · Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Dr Boris Sidis (12 Oct 1867–24 Oct 1923), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19750408, citing Harmony Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46871730) .
Jun 04, 2020 · Wikimedia Commons Boris Sidis, William’s father, was a polyglot and he wanted his son to be one as well. When William James Sidis was just 18 months old, he was able to read The New York Times. By the time he was 6 years old, he could speak in multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Turkish, and Armenian.
Dec 06, 2013 · Boris and Sarah Sidis were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants who were both brilliant. Having fled the Ukrainian due to political and religious persecution, they decided to settle in New York City. Boris was a psychologist who quickly became known (and somewhat infamous) for his work with hypnosis and his studying of mental disorders.
William James Sidis was born to Jewish emigrants from Ukraine, on April 1, 1898, in New York City. His father, Boris Sidis, PhD, M.D., had emigrated in 1887 to escape political and anti-semitic persecution. His mother, Sarah (Mandelbaum) Sidis, M.D., and her family had fled the pogroms in the late 1880s.
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