Maxwell Maltz

American plastic surgeon, self-help author / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Maxwell Maltz (March 10, 1899 – April 7, 1975[1]) was an American cosmetic surgeon and author of Psycho-Cybernetics (1960), which was a system of ideas that he claimed could improve one's self-image leading to a more successful and fulfilling life.[2] He wrote several books, among which Psycho-Cybernetics was a long-time bestseller — influencing many subsequent self-help teachers.[3][4][5] His orientation towards a system of ideas that would provide self-help is considered the forerunner of the now popular self-help books.[6]

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Maxwell Maltz
Maltz c. 1975
Born(1899-03-10)10 March 1899
Died7 April 1975(1975-04-07) (aged 76)
EducationDoctor of Medicine
Alma materColumbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Occupation(s)Author, cosmetic surgeon
Known forPsycho-Cybernetics

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