Jimmie C. Holland

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Jimmie Cristine Holland (9 April 1928[1] – 24 December 2017) was an American medical researcher and psychiatrist. She was born in Nevada, Texas. She was the founder of the field of psycho-oncology.[2]

In 1977, she worked with two colleagues to establish a full-time psychiatric service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.[3] The program was one of the first of its kind in cancer treatment, and trained its psychologists to specialize in issues specific to people with cancer.[3]

Holland died of a heart attack on 24 December 2017 in New York City at the age of 89.[4]

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  1. "Jimmie C. Holland, horoscope for birth date 9 April 1928, born in Forney, with Astrodatabank biography - Astro-Databank". www.astro.com.
  2. National Library of Medicine, Changing the Face of Medicine. Dr. Jimmie C. Holland Page accessed March 28, 2016
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rosenthal, Elizabeth (20 Jul 1997). "Scientist at Work: Jimmie Holland; Listening to the Emotional Needs of Cancer Patients". New York Times. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  4. The ASCO Post (December 26, 2017). "Oncology World Mourns the Loss of Jimmie C. Holland, MD, Founder, Field of Psycho-Oncology". The ASCO Post. American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO). Retrieved 27 December 2017.