Bernhard Witkop papers 1935-2003


Bernhard Witkop papers 1935-2003

UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. Papers relating to origins of NIH Visiting Program. Correspondence between Witkop and Abraham Patchornik, research chemist (organic chemistry) at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Reovoth, Israel ) and colleague of Witkop at NIAMD. 2 boxes of reprints, chronologically arranged. Also letters and photos of his Japanese students from the NIH Visiting Scholars Program he helped establish. Biographical essays he wrote about Paul Ehrlich and Percy Julian.



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Witkop, Bernhard, 1917- (person)

Bernhard Witkop was born in Freiburg, German on May 9, 1917. He received degrees from the University of Munich (1938, 1940) where he later served as Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry. Coming to America in 1947 he became an instructor and lecturer at Harvard. Becoming a U.S. citizen in 1950, he went to work as a chemist in the Civil Service. From 1957 onward he served as Chief of the Laboratory of Chemistry, National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases. From the descr...