Papers of Reid Hunt, 1903-1940 (inclusive).


Papers of Reid Hunt, 1903-1940 (inclusive).

Contains articles and reports relating to experiments on ethyline glycol and ricin; typescripts of lectures Hunt gave for his class in pharmacology; and a small amount of personal correspondence, 1903-1914. Also includes correspondence, notes, and related material, 1914-1940, pertaining to such issues as chemical warfare, drug addiction, the effects of tobacco and the Seleno-vanadium controversy.

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Hunt, Reid, 1870-1948 (person)

Hunt (Maryland, M.D. 1896) was a pharmacologist who had extensive laboratory training as a student and early in his career. He taught at Johns Hopkins from 1898 to 1904 and spent time with Paul Ehrlich in Frankfort in 1902-1903. From 1904 to 1913 he was chief of the Division of Pharmacology of the U.S. Public Health Service. In 1913 he went to Harvard Medical School as professor of pharmacology; he retired in 1936. His research concerned aspects of the autonomic nervous system (he discovered the...