About Bernard Bail, M.D.
DR. BERNARD BAIL is a physician,
a psychoanalyst and a training analyst who lives and practices in Beverly
Hills, California. He has worked with both patients and analysts for
over fifty years. Dr. Bail is a member of the International Psychoanalytical
Association and the American Psychoanalytic Association where he chairs
the ongoing discussion group “Infant
Mental Life and the Dream in Psychoanalysis.” Through his intensive
work in the unconscious via the dream, Dr. Bail developed a new paradigm
for psychoanalysis centered at the beginning of human life.
For his military service during World War II, Dr. Bail received the
Distinguished Service Cross, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, five
Air Medals, five Battle Stars in the European Theater of Operations,
a Purple Heart, a Prisoner of War Medal, and the 44th Bomb Group Presidential
Citation. In addition, the French government awarded Dr. Bail the French
Legion of Honor, the highest military honor bestowed by France.
Dr. Bail’s prisoner of war
experience in Nazi Germany, followed by his quest to become a physician
and a psychoanalyst, is described in his book, Irmgard’s
Flute, A Memoir.