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Herman Kalckar Research Materials


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Herman M. Kalckar was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on March 26 1908. He received his medical degree from the University of Copenhagen in 1933 and his PhD in 1938. During the WW II years he was in the U.S. as a Rockefeller research fellow and also taught at Washington University School of Medicine. After the war he returned to Copenhagen, but settled in the U.S. in 1953 working for NIH (1953-1956). He later taught at Johns Hopkins (1958-1961) and Harvard and worked art Massachusetts General Hospital. His specialty was metabolic enzymes. He died in Cambridge, MA on May 17, 1991.

The collection includes a fragment of an autobiography biographical memoirs, obituary clippings, reprints of articles by Kalckar and a decal honoring Severo Ochoa designed by Salvador Dali.

This is a collection of biographical materials relating to the career of Herman Moritz Kalckar.

Source of acquisition--Richard Laursen. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--2009..

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