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David Y. Cooper collection of notes, articles, and graphs


Held at: Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia [Contact Us]19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

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David Y. Cooper (b. 1924) earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1948. After graduating, he was an intern at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) for a year, where, from 1953 to 1957 he was a resident in surgery. In 1959 he earned board certification in surgery, and was appointed to the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in the Harrison Department of Surgical Research. He retired in 2004 after spending his entire career at Penn, and was named Professor Emeritus. Dr. Cooper's most notable contributions in the medical field include the discovery of the role of cytochrome P-450, which is a series of enzymes found in the body.

This collection is is comprised of notes, research articles and graphs used in the original research of Cytochrome p-450 at the University of Pennsylvania. It also includes reprints and photostats of articles by Otto Warburg, Julius Axelrod, David Y. Cooper, and others. There are handwritten notes, possibly by Cooper; a laboratory notebook (labeled vol. 6) with experiment data; photographs of the apparatus; and charts of data (some oversize). Additionally, there is a Pennsylvania vanity license plate: "P 450".

Accession number: 1999-003

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