Heidelberger, Michael

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Michael Heidelberger, chemist, was born in New York, N.Y., on 29 Apr. 1888; he received a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1911. He married Nina Tachau (d. 1946) in 1916, then Charlotte Rosen (d. 1988) in 1956. Heidelberger held teaching positions as professor of biochemistry and immuno-chemistry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York; professor of immunochemistry at Rutgers University; and professor of pathology at the New York University School of Medicine. He is considered the founder of immunochemistry. His areas of research included organic chemistry, sodium-uranium compounds, chemotherapy, and the chemistry of immune reactions.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, N.Y., to Robert Austrian, Philadelphia, Pa., 1988 July 7. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122584582

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referencedIn Seibert, Florence Barbara, 1897- . Papers, 1920-1977. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Heidelberger, Michael, 1888-. Autograph letter signed : New York, N.Y., to Robert Austrian, Philadelphia, Pa., 1988 July 7. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Haurowitz, Felix, 1896-1987. Mss., 1920-1985 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Florence Barbara Seibert papers, 1920-1977, 1920-1977 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Haurowitz, Felix, 1896-1987. Haurowitz reprint collection, ca. 1920-1979. Indiana University
referencedIn Thomas Foxen Anderson Papers, 1928-1989 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Anderson, Thomas Foxen, 1911-1991 person
associatedWith Austrian, Robert. person
associatedWith Haurowitz, Felix, 1896-1987. person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Seibert, Florence Barbara, 1897- . person
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Birth 1888-04-29

Death 1991-06-25


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