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Otto Loewi Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS C 409

Abstract

Loewi, along with Dr. Henry Dale, won the Nobel Prize for research on chemical transmission of nervous impulses.

Dates

  • 1929-1956

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Creator

Physical Location

Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Language of Materials

Collection materials primarily in English and German

Restrictions

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright and Re-use Information

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Biographical Note

Otto Loewi, 1873-1961, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He received his M.D. from the University of Strasbourg in 1896, and dedicated his career to basic research in physiology and pharmacology. He served as professor and head of pharmacology at the University of Graz (Austria) from 1909 until he left Austria in 1938. In 1936 Dr. Loewi, along with Dr. Henry Dale, won the Nobel Prize for research on chemical transmission of nervous impulses. From 1940 until his death, Loewi was a research professor of pharmacology at the College of Medicine, New York University.

Collection Summary

Includes various manuscript items such as biographical data, some letters to Loewi, student lecture data, manuscripts and typescripts, and miscellaneous notes for talks and articles.

Abstract

Loewi, along with Dr. Henry Dale, won the Nobel Prize for research on chemical transmission of nervous impulses.

Physical Location

Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Provenance

Gift of Peter D. Olch, 1967.

General

Processed by
Peter Olch; Jim Labosier
Processing Completed
1968; 2006
Encoded by
Jim Labosier
Title
Finding Aid to the Otto Loewi Papers 1929-1956
Status
Unverified Partial Draft
Author
Peter Olch; Jim Labosier
Date
1968; 2006
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English
Edition statement
1.0

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Archives and Modern Manuscripts Collection Collecting Area

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