“He was a humble and affable man who made the world a better place.”
Lehmann received his MD at the University of Berlin in 1935. Two years later he came to Canada, where he would become a naturalized Canadian citizen in 1948.
Lehmann has an international reputation for his role as a pioneer in psychiatric clinical investigation. He was at the forefront of the movement that turned psychiatric hospitals into the treatment and rehabilitation centres that they are today.
He has had several honours bestowed upon him including Officer of the Order of Canada, the Page Award, the Stratton Award and the Albert Lasker Award. To further acknowledge Lehmann's tremendous achievements, three distinguished North American awards were established in his name.