Oral history interview with Viktor Hamburger, 1983. 1983.


Oral history interview with Viktor Hamburger, 1983. 1983.

Hamburger discusses major points in his long career as an embryologist - his early work in Germany with Hans Spemann and the study of the organizer effect; his experience coming to the United States in 1932 as a Rockefeller fellow and staying on after Hitler's "cleansing of the professions" in Germany; joining the faculty of Washington University and his research there. Hamburger talks about his colleagues such as Rita Levi-Montalcini and their discovery of naturally occurring neuronal death, his work with Levi-Montalcini and Stanley Cohen on the discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF), and his study of animal behavior development and motility.

Transcript : 34 leaves.Sound recording : 1 sound cassette (ca. 80 min.) : analog.Sound recording : 1 sound tape reel (ca. 80 min.) : analog.

Related Entities

There are 6 Entities related to this resource.

Levi-Montalcini, Rita, 1909-2012

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6k17wpt (person)

Rita Levi-Montalcini was an Italian Nobel laureate honored for her work in neurobiology. She was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with colleague Stanley Cohen for the discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF)....

Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). School of Medicine.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6hz24n2 (corporateBody)

Spemann, Hans, 1869-1941

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6x64r71 (person)

Hamburger, Viktor, 1900-2001

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6517mv1 (person)

Biologist, 1900-2001. Hamburger attended the Universities of Breslau, Heidelberg, Munich, and Freiburg, receiving his PhD in zoology under the supervision of Hans Spemann in 1925. He came to Chicago in 1932 as a Rockefeller fellow to work in Frank R. Lillie's laboratory at the University of Chicago, studying the embryology of the chick embryo. While in Chicago, Hamburger was dismissed from his faculty position in Germany due to the rising Nazi party's policies, and he chose to remain in the Unit...

Cohen, Stanley, 1922-....

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6mp8s8f (person)

Purves, Dale

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rc0tf6 (person)

Professor of neurobiology, chair of the Department of Neurobiology (1999-2002) and director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University Medical Center. From the description of Dale Purves papers and records, 1971-2003. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 59228400 ...