Schmidt, Gerhard, 1901-1981

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Dr. Gerhard Schmidt was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1901. He studied medicine at the universities of Tubingen and Frankfurt, where he obtained a medical degree in 1924. During his studies, he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Gustav Emden, one of the outstanding biochemist of the first half of the 20th century. Schmidt completed a medical internship in Stuttgart, and then returned to Frankfurt to train in research with Emden. He became a privatdozent in the Department of Pathology at the University of Frankfurt, but had to flee Germany in March 1933 after the Nazis came to power. Schmidt worked under fellowships in Itally, Sweden, Canada, and the US. He was brought to the New England Medical Center and Tufts College in 1940 by Dr. Siegfried Thannhauser, a distinguished research physician who was himself a refugee. Schmidt spent the rest of his career at Tufts. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences in 1973. He died April 21, 1981. In 2002, Dr. Henry Muatner, chairman of the Department of Biochemistry, established an annual lectureship in his memory.

From the description of Gerhard Schmidt oral histories, 1971-2009. (Tufts University - Tisch Library). WorldCat record id: 779487429

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Birth 1901

Death 1981-04-21



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