Some Aspects of the use, origin and symbolism of owls in alchemical publications
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Born in the Ukraine Rabinowitz grew up in Mexico. He was a biochemist who was chief of radioisotope research at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia and professor of biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. His research, chiefly in lipids, led to the discovery of cholesterol-lowering drugs. Rabinowitz received his Bachelors degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He served in the U.S. Army performing malaria research during World War II. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1948 and 1950. Rabinowitz married Josephine Feldmark in 1946 and they had three children. Rabinowitz died in 2009.
Annotated typescript of a term paper, with illustrations written by Joseph L. Rabinowitz approximately 1950. Term paper from history of chemistry course entitled "Some Aspects of the use, origin and symbolism of owls in alchemical publications", 73 pages, with 1 leaf laid in. The typescript is undated. This paper was modified and published as C. K. Deischer and J. L. Rabinowitz, "The Owl of Heinrich Khunrath: Its Origin and Significance," Chymia, 3 (1950), pp. 243-250.
Forms part of: Edgar F. Smith Memorial Collection.
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- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- May 2020
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