Papers of Raymond E. Vanderlinde
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Raymond E. Vanderlinde was an American clinical chemist. He was a noted expert on enzymes and had a special interest in the treatment of diabetes. Vanderlinde was born in Newark, New York in 1924. He was educated at Syracuse University, where he earned his A.B in Science Education (1944) and his M.A. in Science Education (1945). After a brief stint as a high school science and math teacher at Gorham Central School in Gorham, New York, he returned to Syracuse, where he earned his M.S. in Organic Chemistry (1947) and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Physiology (1950). He was the first graduate student to earn his Ph.D. through Syracuse University's College of Medicine.
After earning his Ph.D., Vanderlinde served as Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland (1950-1957). In 1957, he accepted a position at Syracuse Memorial Hospital in Syracuse, New York as its first clinical chemist and Director of Clinical Laboratories (1957-1962). From 1962 to 1965, Vanderlinde served as Associate Laboratory Director and Clinical Chemist at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, Maryland. In 1965, he accepted a position at the New York State Department of Health's Division of Laboratories and Research, where he served as Director of Clinical Chemistry (1965-1977). From 1977 until his retirement in 1990, Vanderlinde served as Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of Clinical Chemistry at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Vanderlinde was a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and the American Chemical Society (ACS). He was particularly active with the AACC, where he was a noted advocate for professional standards in clinical chemistry. He served the AACC in several capacities, including as Chairman of the New York Upstate Section (1959-1960, 1966-1967) and as a member of the Board of Directors (1979-1981).
Vanderlinde authored numerous journal articles over the course of his career, principally in the areas of enzyme measurement and standardization, enzyme reference materials, laboratory evaluation, and quality control. He also wrote about the history of the AACC and clinical chemistry. In 1985, he was the recipient of the AACC Award for Outstanding Contributions through Service to Clinical Chemistry as a Profession.
Raymond E. Vanderlinde passed away on July 14, 2007.
American Association for Clinical Chemistry. "Raymond E. Vanderlinde, Ph.D." Raymond E. Vanderlinde, PhD | AACC.org
Medical Alumni Association of the University of Maryland. "In Memoriam: Fall 2007." MAA - The Bulletin -Fall 2007 - In Memoriam (medicalalumni.org)
Papers of Raymond E. Vanderlinde, Science History Institute Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Vanderlinde, Raymond E. A Century of Healthcare and Medical Education from the Viewpoint of a Clinical Chemist. Washington, D.C.: AACC Press, 2007. Vanderlinde Book_FM.pdf (aacc.org)
The Papers of Raymond E. Vanderlinde contain the professional papers of American clinical chemist Raymond E. Vanderlinde. Arranged mostly chronologically by year, the files in this collection document Vanderlinde's professional career as a clinical chemist, including his stints with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Syracuse Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, Maryland, the New York State Department of Health, and Hahnemann Medical College. Vanderlinde's activities with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry are also documented in this collection. Small numbers of files documenting Vanderlinde's graduate school career at Syracuse University, conferences he attended, and his activities with other professional organizations are also preserved here.
The contents of the files in the Papers of Raymond E. Vanderlinde consist of a wide variety of materials. Correspondence and reprints are the most common materials found in this collection. Smaller, but noticeable, amounts of minutes, grant applications, preprints, and notes are also present in this collection. Small amounts of other miscellaneous materials, including, but not limited to, data, reports, proposals, and graduate school theses are preserved here as well.
The Papers of Raymond E. Vanderlinde were donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by Raymond E. Vanderlinde in July 2000.
The Papers of Raymond E. Vanderlinde were processed by Andrew Mangravite in March 2017.
- American Association for Clinical Chemistry
- Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia
- New York (State). Department of Health. Division of Laboratories and Research
- Syracuse Memorial Hospital
- University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Medicine
- Science History Institute Archives
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