SPIEGEL--Herbert MD, (June 29, 1914 - December 15, 2009) internationally renowned psychiatrist practicing in New York City, Battalion Surgeon, North Africa, WWII, awarded Purple Heart, teacher of Military Psychiatry, Professor and Special Lecturer at Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Medical Center and named A Living Treasure for his pioneer work as a clinician, teacher, author and researcher in hypnosis and brief psychotherapy. He is survived by his wife and colleague, Dr. Marcia Greenleaf, his son Dr. David Spiegel, his daughter Dr. Ann Spiegel, their spouses, four grandchildren and extended family. His profound contributions to Psychotherapy will live on through those he taught and those whose lives he touched so deeply.
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Published in The New York Times on Jan. 3, 2010