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Otto Meyerhof Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1449

Scope and Content Note

The Otto Meyerhof Collection contains some of his writings – letters, poems and articles – either in form of transcripts or in various publications; there is one single, undated letter in the original. The collection also contains biographical writings about Otto Meyerhof.

Offprints of Meyerhof’s philosophical writings in folder 4 include the following titles: Zum Gedächtnis des Philosophen Leonard Nelson; Betrachtungen über die naturphilosophischen Grundlagen der Physiologie; Les méthodes employées par Goethe dans ses études scientifiques; Über Goethes Methode der Naturforschung.

Dates

  • 1904-1963

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in The collection is mainly in German, with some English and one article in French..

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Otto Meyerhof was born in Hannover in 1884. He studied medicine in Berlin, Strassburg, Freiburg and Heidelberg, where he obtained his MD degree in 1909 with a thesis on psychology. Under the influence of Otto Warburg his interest turned to cellular physiology. He taught first at the University of Kiel and later in Berlin and Heidelberg. In 1922 he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He left Germany in 1938 and went to Paris, where he became Director of Research at the Institut de Biologie physico-chimique. In 1940, he immigrated to the US where the position of Research Professor of Physiological Chemistry had been created for him by the University of Pennsylvania and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

The Otto Meyerhof Collection contains some of his writings – letters, poems and articles – either in form of transcripts or in various publications; there is one single, undated letter in the original. The collection also contains biographical writings about Otto Meyerhof.

Separated Material

A photograph has been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection. To see this photograph click here.

A print portrait of Otto Meyerhof by Bernhard Schultze has been removed to the LBI Art and Objects Collection.

Clippings about Bernhard Schultze have been removed to the LBI Clipping Collection.
Title
Guide to the Otto Meyerhof Collection, 1904-1963  AR 1449
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 27, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States