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The Seymour Kletzien papers


Held at: Science History Institute Archives [Contact Us]315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Kletzien was born in Wisconsin on April 1, 1900. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1929. He worked as a clinical biochemist his primary areas of interest included mineral metabolism, anti-rachitic activation of yeasts, and biochemical evaluation of nutrition during pregnancy.

These papers consist of three series including: laboratory notebooks, manuscripts, and miscellaneous. The laboratory notebooks are undated and contain information on animal physiology and biology. The manuscripts date from the 1920s concern his research in biochemistry. The miscellaneous items include autographed reprints, and one of his student exercises on agricultural economics.

Source of acquisition--Seymour Kletzien. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1985.

The collection was processed in 2002 by Kristin Clark.


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Collection Inventory

Laboratory notebook — "Animal Physiology", undated.
Box 1 Folder 1
Laboratory notebook — "Biology", undated.
Box 1 Folder 2
Laboratory – chemistry (loose pages only), undated.
Box 1 Folder 3
"The Application of De Waard's Micro-Determination of Calcium in Blood and Other Tissues," MS Thesis, University of Wisconsin, 1924.
Box 1 Folder 4
MS — "The Intestinal Flora", undated.
Box 1 Folder 5
MS — "The Transformation of the Egg Fluids during Incubation", 1924.
Box 1 Folder 6
MS — "Yeast as an Anti-rachitic Agent", undated.
Box 1 Folder 7
Autographed reprints (two by SWFK), 1925.
Box 1 Folder 8
Student paper — "Agricultural Economics", 1923.
Box 1 Folder 9

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