Bronk, Detlev W. (Detlev Wulf), 1897-1975

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Scientist and educator, Detlev W. Bronk was born in New York City in 1897. He received the B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1920, the M.S. in physics in 1922, and the Ph.D. in physics and physiology, both from the University of Michigan. From 1928 to 1929, as a Fellow of the National Research Council, he conducted studies with English scientists E.D. Adrian and A. V. Hill on the mode of discharge of impulses by motor nerve cells and shed light on many problems of sensory physiology and synaptic transmission. From 1942 to 1946, Bronk served as Coordinator of Research in the Air Surgeons Office of the U.S. Army Air Forces where he worked on improvements to night vision, pressure suits, and oxygen masks for pilots flying at high altitudes.

and speeds. Bronk served as President of Johns Hopkins University (1949-53) and Rockefeller University in New York City (1953-68). His professional activities included terms as Chairman of the National Research Council (1946-50), President of the National Academy of Sciences (1950-62),Chairman of the Board of the National Science Foundation (1956-64), and member of the President's Scientific Advisory Committee (1956-63).

From the description of Detlev W. Bronk Papers, 1840-1978 (inclusive), 1940-1975 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578036

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creatorOf Clark, W. Mansfield (William Mansfield), 1884-1964. Papers, 1903-1964. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Waterman, Alan Tower, 1892-1967. Alan Tower Waterman papers, 1917-1967 (bulk 1940-1963). Library of Congress
referencedIn Warren H. (Warren Harmon) Lewis papers, ca. 1913-1964, 1913-1964 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Peyton Rous Papers, Circa 1917-1970 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Atoms for Peace Awards records, 1944-1972 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn John Farquhar Fulton papers, 1892-1988, 1920-1960 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Milislav Demerec Papers, 1919-1966 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974. Papers, ca. 1920-1974. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Fulton, John F. (John Farquhar), 1899-1960. John Farquhar Fulton papers, 1892-1988 (inclusive), 1920-1960 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Bronk, Detlev W. 1897-1975. Detlev W. Bronk Papers, 1840-1978 (inclusive), 1940-1975 (bulk). Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn Pedro Salinas papers, ca. 1912-1975 (inclusive), 1936-1951 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lee A. DuBridge papers, 1932-1986 California Institute of Technology. Archives.
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referencedIn William Jacob Robbins papers, 1896-1974, 1896-1974 American Philosophical Society
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referencedIn Peter K. Olitsky papers, 1917-1964, 1917-1964 American Philosophical Society
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referencedIn George B. Darling papers, 1805-1995 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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associatedWith Adrian, Lord (Edgar Douglas), 1889- person
associatedWith Brink, Frank, Jr. person
associatedWith Brode, Wallace R. (Wallace Reed), 1900-1974. person
associatedWith Chambers, Leslie A. person
associatedWith Chance, Britton. person
associatedWith Clark, W. Mansfield (William Mansfield), 1884-1964. person
associatedWith Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974. person
associatedWith Darling, George B. person
associatedWith Darling, George B. person
associatedWith Demerec, M. (Milislav), 1895-1966. person
associatedWith DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994. person
associatedWith Fulton, John Farquhar, 1856-1932 person
associatedWith Fulton, John F. (John Farquhar), 1899-1960. person
associatedWith Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978. person
associatedWith Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959. person
associatedWith Hartline, H. Keffer, 1903- person
associatedWith Hill, A. V. (Archibald Vivian), 1886- person
associatedWith Hollaender, Alexander, 1898-1986. person
associatedWith Killian, James Rhyne, 1904-1988 person
associatedWith Leggett, M. Bryce person
associatedWith Lewis, Warren H. (Warren Harmon), 1870-1964. person
associatedWith Long, C. N. H. (Cyril Norman Hugh), 1901-1970. person
associatedWith Long, Cyril, 1915- person
associatedWith Luria, S. E., (Salvador Edward), 1912-1991 person
associatedWith Manning, Robert, 1919- person
associatedWith Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975. person
associatedWith Olitsky, Peter K. person
associatedWith Osterhout, W. J. V. (Winthrop John Van Leuven), 1871-1964. person
associatedWith Rivers, Thomas M. (Thomas Milton), 1888-1962. person
associatedWith Robbins, William Jacob, 1890-1978. person
associatedWith Rockefeller University. Assistant Business Manager. corporateBody
associatedWith Rous, Peyton, 1879-1970. person
correspondedWith Salinas, Pedro, 1892-1951 person
associatedWith Waterman, Alan Tower, 1892-1967. person
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Birth 1897-08-13

Death 1975-11-17

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