Hermann Rorschach was born in Zurich on November 8, 1884. His childhood and youth were spent in Schaffhausen. He studied medicine, mainly in Zurich. He was associate director of the mental hospital in Herisau when he died at the age of 38, on April 1, 1922, only nine months after the publication of his Psychodiagnostik.
During the time since its inception, the Rorschach® Test has grown in stature to become one of the best psychodiagnostic procedures and an indispensable instrument in the hands of the conscientious expert. It seems certain that the International Society of the Rorschach and Projective Methods has played an important role in supervising and promoting the scientific interpretation of the Rorschach.