Driesch-Morgan Collection 1893-1933


Driesch-Morgan Collection 1893-1933

An innovative embryologist and confirmed vitalist, Hans Driesch worked successively at the International Zoological Station in Naples, Italy, and at the Universities of Heidelberg, Cologne, and Leipzig, before being forcibly retired by the Nazis in 1933. The Driesch-Morgan Collection consists of letters written by Thomas Hunt Morgan to Driesch between 1893 and 1915, with one letter from 1933, relating to their work on the embryology of sea urchins and theories of development. The microfilm is based on originals held at the Universitätsbibliothek, Leipzig.

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Driesch, Hans, 1867-1941

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The developmental biologist and ardent vitalist Hans Driesch was born on October 28, 1867, in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. After studying zoology at Freiburg and Munich, he received his doctorate at Jena in 1889 for work under Ernst Haeckel on coelenterates. Through a series of major monographs including Die Biologie als Selbständige Grundwissenschaft (1893), Analytische Theorie der Organischen Entwicklung (1894), Die Seele als Elementare Naturfaktor (1903), and History and Theory of Vit...

Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945

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Thomas Hunt Morgan was a geneticist and embryologist. He was Professor of Experimental Biology at Columbia University (1904-1928) and Professor of Zoology at California Institute of Technology (1928-1945). From the description of Papers, ca. 1919-1947. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86165435 Thomas Hunt Morgan received his Ph. D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1890 where he studied morphology with W.K. Brooks, and physiology ...