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Author: Otto Meyerhof
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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This small but important collection documents a range of professional and personal activities of Otto Meyerhof. Letters represent the bulk of the collection and these are divided by topic. Letters from Otto Meyerhof to his son, Gottfried (George Geoffrey), written in English and German, are rich in the details of daily life including his professional interests as well as his travels through Europe as he fled Nazism.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Personal narratives, Jewish
Named Person: E Elisabeth Blencke; F L Breusch; C F Cori; H J Deuticke; Marcel Dubuisson; Hermann O L Fischer; Louis Genevois; Walter Guttmann; Albert Svent-Györgi; Otto Hahn; A V Hill; Wilhelm Kiessling; Richard Kuhn; Julius Kraft; Max von Laue; Rudolph Landenburg; Fritz Lippman; H F Mark; Karl Mechlenberg; George Geoffry Meyerhof; Alexander von Muralt; David Nachmansohn; Hans Nachod; Severo Ochoa; Paul Ohlmeyer; George Sarton; Walter Schulz; Harlow Shapely; Richard Siebeck; Friedrich Wilhelm Spemann; Arthur Vandyk; George Wald; Otto Heinrich Warburg; Hans Hermann Weber; D Wright Wilson
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Otto Meyerhof
OCLC Number: 122597537
Description: 1 Cubic ft.
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This small but important collection documents a range of professional and personal activities of Otto Meyerhof. Letters represent the bulk of the collection and these are divided by topic. Letters from Otto Meyerhof to his son, Gottfried (George Geoffrey), written in English and German, are rich in the details of daily life including his professional interests as well as his travels through Europe as he fled Nazism. The correspondence with American and European scientist overlap somewhat and cover a range of issues. There is information and advice on scientific experiments as well as letters of recommendation for colleagues escaping Germany during World War II.

Correspondents include E. Elisabeth Blencke, F.L. Breusch, Carl F. Cori, H.J. Deuticke, Marcel Dubuisson, Encyclopaedia Hebraica, Hermann O.L. Fischer, L. Genevois, Walter Guttmann, A. Szent Gyorgyi, Otto Hahn, A.V. Hill, W. Kiessling, Richard Kuhn, Julius Kraft, M.v. Laue, Rudolph Landenburg, Fritz A. Lippman, Herman Mark, Karl Mechlenberg, Gottfried Meyerhof, A.v. Muralt, David Nachmansohn, Hans Nachod, Severo Ochoa, Paul Ohlmeyer, George Sarton, Walter Schulz, Harlow Shapely, R. Siebeck, F.W. Spemann, Arthur Vandyk, George Wald, Otto Warburg, Hans Weber, and D. Wright Wilson.

There is a small group of professional papers including information on the Emergency Society of German Scholars in Exile, a listing of his experiments from 1913 to 1938, articles and reprints, and Metabolism and Function, a collection of essays dedicated to Meyerhof in 1950. Personal items such as poetry, photographs, memorials, clippings, and his final diary finish out the collection.

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