Burr, Harold Saxton, 1889-

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Harold Saxton Burr was born on April 18, 1889, in Lowell, Massachusetts. He graduated from Sheffield Scientific School in 1911 and received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1915. On December 27, 1911, in Chicago, he married Jean Chandler, with whom he had a son. Between 1914 and 1958, he was a teacher at Yale, working his way from instructor to the E.K. Hunt Professor of Anatomy. His research contributed to the electrical detection of cancer cells, experimental embryology, neuroanatomy, and the regeneration and development of the nervous system. Burr's book, Blueprint for Immortality, showed that all living things have electrodynamic fields, which he called the blueprint of all life. Throughout his life, he loved to paint landscapes and in his years of retirement, he was a member of the Lyme Art Association. Burr died on February 17, 1973.

From the description of Harold Saxton Burr papers, 1940-1959 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168846

Harold Saxton Burr was born on April 18, 1889, in Lowell, Massachusetts. He graduated from Sheffield Scientific School in 1911 and received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1915. On December 27, 1911, in Chicago, he married Jean Chandler, with whom he had a son. Between 1914 and 1958, he was a teacher at Yale, working his way from instructor to the E.K. Hunt Professor of Anatomy. His research contributed to the electrical detection of cancer cells, experimental embryology, neuroanatomy, and the regeneration and development of the nervous system. Burr's 1972 book, Blueprint for Immortality, showed that all living things have electrodynamic fields, which he called the blueprint of all life. Throughout his life, he loved to paint landscapes and in his years of retirement, he was a member of the Lyme Art Association. Burr died on February 17, 1973.

From the guide to the Harold Saxton Burr papers, 1940-1959, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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referencedIn Robert J. T. Joy Student Notes from Yale School of Medicine, 1950-1954 Historical Library, Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library
creatorOf Burr, Harold Saxton, 1889-. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1941. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Harold Saxton Burr papers, 1940-1959 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Burr, Harold Saxton, 1889-. Harold Saxton Burr papers, 1940-1959 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Joy, Robert J. T. person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
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Birth 1889-04-18

Death 1973-02-17

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