Martiny, M(arcel) (1897– )
Physician with special interests in parapsychology. He was
born on November 11, 1897, in Nice, France, and studied at
the Faculté de Médecine, Université de Paris (M.D. with honors,
1925). He worked for the Rockefeller Institute Mission
during World War I and was employed at Beaujon Hospital
(1925–32), Léopold Bellan Hospital, Paris (1933–45), and Hospital
Foch in the years after the war. From 1949 on he was director
of the Anthropotechnical Laboratory, Prophylactic Institute,
Paris.
Other appointments include secretary-general, MedicoSurgical
Society of the Free Hospitals of France (1932); president
of National Union of Physicians, Surgeons, and Specialists
of the Free Hospitals of France (1948); president of Physiopsychology
Society (1958); and member of Paris Medical Society.
Martiny wrote various medical works and co-authored, with
Alexis Carrel, Médecine officielle et médecine hérétique (Orthodox
and Unorthodox Medicine). He also spent many years investigating
human bio-types in relation to parapsychological phenomena;
parapsychology in relation to psychoanalysis; hypnosis
and Pavlov’s nervous typology in relation to
parapsychology; relationships between neurology, cerebral
function, and parapsychology; and space-time concepts in
parapsychology. His articles on such subjects have been published
in Revue Métapsychique. He also contributed papers to international
conferences on parapsychology (Utrecht, 1953; St.
Paul de Vence, 1954). He was selected president of Institute
Métapsychique in 1962.
Sources
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964

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