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Loewi, Otto (1873-1961) Doctor, Nobel prize winner 1936
Archive of Material pertaining to Otto Loewi, and the history of his 1921 discovery of the chemical transmission of nervous impulses, consisting of two Autograph Letters Signed, one Autograph Letter fragment, all of which deal with Loewi’s The Story of a Discovery, 1946, and related materials, 1944-1946
1946. Collection consisting of: two autograph letters, signed, by Otto Loewi, 5 pages, one autograph letter fragment by Loewi, 1 page, 28 page carbon typescript The Story of a Discovery, dated 1946 by Otto Loewi, 2 typescript transcriptions of the Loewi letters above, with manuscript corrections, 6 pages.Small archive of material consisting of two autograph letters dated 1944 by Loewi to William Ruthrauff Amberson (1915-1977), plus one autograph letter fragment, of Loewi's to Amberson, including the remains of a February 7, 1944 letter, describing Loewi's discovery of acetylcholine. Plus, two typescript copies of the text of that letter, with corrections. The archive includes a carbon of Loewi's "The Story of a Discovery", dated 7/31/1946. The text may have been written to be given as a lecture. We can find no evidence that the account, as written here, apparently the text of a lecture, was ever published. It is not cited in biographical references on Loewi. However, Loewi wrote about his discovery in 1934, and later, in his An Autobiographic Sketch, 1960.Otto Loewi was born June 3, 1873, in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, the son of Jacob Loewi, a wine merchant, and Anna Willstätter. Loewi attended his local Gymnasium, and in 1891 entered the Universities of Munich and Strassburg as a medical student. Apart from his attendance at the inspiring anatomy courses of Gustav Schwalbe, however, he seldom went to the medical lectures, being more inclined to those held in the philosophical department. Only in 1893 did he begin to prepare for his first medical examination, which he jus … [Click Below for Full Description]
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