Dr. Herbert Kleber: Google Doodle in memory of American psychiatrist

Dr. Herbert Kleber appeared on today's Google Doodle. He was famous for his expertise in de-addiction.

Oct 1, 2019 13:13 IST
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Google honours Dr. Herber Kleber with a Doodle on October 1 to make people aware of his contribution to de-addiction and understanding human behaviour. A psychiatrist by profession Dr. Herber achieved unprecedented success in the field of de-addiction. 

Google honours him on the 23rd anniversary of Dr. Herbert Kleber’s selection to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine. It was created by Massachusetts artist Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

Dr. Herbert Kleber’s Google Doodle

In this Google Doodle, a doctor is clearly visible listening to the patient. A patient, who is sitting on the other side, is informing him about her problem. A doctor is writing this patient's problem on a note pad. There are some pictures behind the patient, in which the person is shown coming out of the addiction.

What was “evidence-based treatment?”

Dr Herbert Kleber believed that addiction is a medical condition and not a moral failure. He had his own theory to treat addiction and this theory is known as “evidence-based treatment”. Dr Herbert Kleber used to treat the patients by helping them to De-addict themselves rather than punishing or shaming them.

About Dr. Herbert Kleber

• Dr. Herbert Kleber was born on 19 June 1934 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
• Dr. Herbert Kleber was a Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University from 1968 to 1989.
• He tried to find out why a person becomes addictive and how to get rid of that addiction.
• He was believed as one of the best psychiatrist and substance abuse researcher of the world.
• He also worked in the White House for two years. He was appointed as the deputy director for demand reduction in the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
• Dr. Herbert Kleber died at the age of 84 on October 05, 2018.

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