Item: John E. Fryer, M.D. handwritten business card

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Record Number: 13851
Collection: John E. Fryer papers [3465]
Box/Case: 95
Folder: 7
Creator: John E. Fryer, 1937-2003
Address: 138 W. Walnut Lane
Germantown
Philadelphia, PA
Original Format: Manuscripts
Image description: Handwritten business or file card for John E. Fryer. M. D., a.k.a. Dr. Henry Anonymous. Fryer appeared, disguised as "Dr. H. Anonymous," during the American Psychiatric Association's 1972 Annual Meeting to discuss being gay and a psychiatrist. This speech is considered an important event in the decision to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).