John Franklin Enders papers 1916-1988
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Benjamin Franklin founded the American Philosophical Society in 1743 in Philadelphia, patterning it after the Royal Society of London. It's purpose was the promotion of the study of science and the practical arts of agriculture, engineering trades, and manufactures. Subjects of today's "philosophy" were generally excluded from the societies of the 17th and 18th centuries and the word "philosophy" meant to them "love of knowledge," and was essentially the equivalent of today's "science." Interest...
The National Academy of Sciences, founded in Washington, D. C., in 1863, grew out of a desire for a body of scientists to give advice on scientific matters to the federal government. Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian, was a force behind its creation. From the description of National Academy of Sciences, 1863-1887 Records. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78403445 ...
Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, 1923-, MD, 1946, Harvard Medical School, was awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine for his research proving that slow viruses are a major cause of degenerative neurological disorders. Gajdusek served as head of laboratories for virological and neurological research, and later was head of the Laboratory of Central Nervous System Studies at the National Institutes of Health; his research focused on child growth and development in primitive cultures, imm...
Dr. Albert Sabin, developer of the oral, live virus polio vaccine, began his career in biomedical research in 1926 while still a student at New York University where he received his M.D. degree. He worked at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research from 1935-1939. From 1939 through 1969, Dr. Sabin was successively Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Research Pediatrics, and Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and The Children's Ho...
John Franklin Enders was born in West Hartford, Connecticut on February 10, 1897. He received the A.B. from Yale University (1920), and the M.A. in English (1922), and the Ph.D. in Bacteriology and Immunology (1930) from Harvard University. Enders taught at the Harvard University Medical School from 1930 to 1972, and was professor emeritus from 1967 to 1985. He was appointed director of the Infectious Disease Research Laboratory at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston in 1946, and in...
Brief biographies of selected NIH Directors: Rolla E. Dyer directed the National Institutes of Health from 1942 to 1950. Specializing in infectious diseases, Dyer joined the Public Health Service in 1916. As NIH Director he was instrumental in the establishment of the Clinical Center, the National Heart Institute, the National Institute of Dental Research, and the National Institute of Mental Health. An international authority on nutrition and dietary deficiency disease, William H. Sebrell began...
The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy's purposes of further knowledge and advising the federal government. The Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. From the descriptio...
Physician, physiologist. From the description of Reminiscences of Frederick Chapman Robbins : oral history, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122574056 ...
Professor and chief of the General Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics in the Duke University Medical Center from 1973 to 1988. From the description of Thomas E. Frothingham papers, 1974-2007. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 59714827 ...
Zinsser (Columbia, M.D. 1903) was Charles Wilder Professor of Bacteriology and Immunology at Harvard Medical School from 1935 to 1940, chief of bacteriological services at Children's and Infants' Hospital, and consultant in bacteriology at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Mass. His research included the development of a vaccine for typhus, work on the etiology of rheumatic fever, host response to syphilis, nature of the antigen-antibody reaction, the measurement of virus size, and studies ...
Dr. Samuel L. Katz is the Wilburt Cornell Davison Professor and Chairman Emeritus of Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center. From the description of Oral history interview with Samuel L. Katz, 2007. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 317715358 Geophysicist. Lamont-Doughty Geophysical Observatory, 1948-1953; professor of Geophysics, Rensselaer Polytechnich Institute, 1956-1985. From the description of Oral history interview with Samuel Katz, 1997 May 14....
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