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Collected Papers George Wald
1935 - 1954 COLLECTED PAPERS OF NOBEL LAUREATE GEORGE WALD DISCOVERER OF VITAMIN A IN CHEMISTRY OF VISION--102 OFFPRINTS 7 INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY WALD. Two 10 inches tall hardbound volumes black cloth bindings gilt titles to spines bookplate of Rockefeller University to front paste-down and library sticker on front endpaper with withdrawn handstamp to each volume Vol. I 1935 - 1954 60 offprints Vol. II 1955 - 1961 42 offprints bound with printed paper covers. Bindings clean and unmarked contents very good 7 offprints inscribed and signed by George Wald. GEORGE WALD 1906 - 1997 was a member of the first graduating class of the Brooklyn Technical High School in New York in 1922. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from New York University in 1927 and his PhD in zoology from Columbia University in 1932. Wald traveled to Germany to work with Otto Heinrich Warburg where he identified vitamin A in the retina. He then went on to work in Zurich Switzerland with the discoverer of vitamin A Paul Karrer. After working briefly with Otto Fritz Meyerhof in Heidelberg Germany he left Europe for the University of Chicago in 1933 when Adolf Hitler came to power. In 1934 Wald went to Harvard University where he became an instructor then professor. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1950 and in 1967 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries in vision. Wald spoke out on many political and social issues and his fame as a Nobel laureate brought national and international attention to his views. He was a pacifist and vocal opponent of th … [Click Below for Full Description]
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