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Orgonomy After Reich’s Death
Before his death, Reich asked Elsworth F. Baker, M.D., a psychiatrist who was his student and colleague, to continue to train physicians and ensure ongoing work in orgonomy. In 1967 Dr. Baker established The Journal of Orgonomy that has semiannually published articles in all four areas of orgonomic sciences since its inception. By 1968 Dr. Baker felt there were sufficient people doing ongoing work in orgonomy, and founded the American College of Orgonomy (ACO), a nonprofit educational and scientific organization devoted to setting and maintaining standards for work in the field of orgonomy. He envisioned this as a college in the sense of a body of colleagues (not as in a college campus) and provided for in its bylaws, formal membership in the ACO in the four major areas of orgonomic science: medical sciences, social sciences, biological sciences, and physical sciences. In 1986, one year after Dr. Baker’s death, the College purchased and established its headquarters near Princeton, New Jersey to house the major functions and their administrative support inherent within this working group of colleagues: training, publications, public education and research, which have continued to be the vital core of the work of the College since its founding.

For further details about Reich's life, read Dr. Elsworth F. Baker's brief biography