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Robert E. Kohler Papers


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Robert E. Kohler was an American science historian. Born in 1937, Kohler earned his B.A. in Chemistry from Yale University (1959) and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University (1965). After earning his doctorate, he held research fellowships at Harvard University's Medical School (1965-1968) and Department of History of Science (1968-1970), then served as Assistant Director of the Burndy Library (1970-1973). In 1973, Kohler accepted a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania's Department of History and Sociology of Science, where he enjoyed a distinguished career (1973-2005). At Penn, he became a noted expert on a number of subjects pertaining to the history of science, including, but not limited to, the history of genetics, the history of biochemistry, and the sociological aspects of American science. Robert E. Kohler was the author of five books and numerous articles. He was also a recipient of the History of Science Society's Sarton Medal (2004).

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The Robert E. Kohler Papers contain the research notes and correspondence of American science historian Robert E. Kohler.

The Robert E. Kohler Papers were donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by Robert E. Kohler in July 1996.

Source of acquisition--Robert E. Kohler. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--2016..

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