Papers of Bernhard Witkop
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Bernhard Witkop was born in Freiburg, German on May 9, 1917. He received degrees from the University of Munich (1938, 1940) where he later served as Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry. Coming to America in 1947 he became an instructor and lecturer at Harvard. Becoming a U.S. citizen in 1950, he went to work as a chemist in the Civil Service. From 1957 onward he served as Chief of the Laboratory of Chemistry, National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases.
For a more detailed inventory, please view this record in our library catalog: https://othmerlib.sciencehistory.org/record=b1046518~S6
The core of the collection is correspondence between Witkop and Julian. Collection also includes recollections collected by Witkop that relate to Paul Ehrlich and Heinrich Wieland.
This collection largely consists of materials relating to the life of career of Witkop's friend Percy Lavon Julian.
Source of acquisition--Bernard Witkop. Method of acquisition--gift;; Date of acquisition--1983..
- Witkop, Bernhard, 1917-
- Ehrlich, Paul, 1854-1915
- Wieland, H. (Heinrich), 1877-1957
- Julian, Percy, 1940-
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