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Finding Aid for the Wade H. Marshall Papers. 1926-1973
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Description
Wade Hampton Marshall, Ph.D. (1907-1972) was a pioneer in electrophysiology of the brain, internationally renowned for his work in mapping the somatosensory system of the cat and monkey and the visual cortex of the cat. His strong background in physics, and his technical ingenuity contributed not only to neurophysiology but also to wartime work in engineering fields. From 1954 to 1970 he set up and headed the Laboratory of Neurophysiology of NIMH/NINDB, where he continued his own work and enabled an outstanding group of scientists and young trainees to pursue their own research. This collection contains materials from all phases of his life, with special depth in the NIH years of 1952 to 1964, correspondence with many neurophysiologist including groups in Paris and in Brazil, and manuscript draft concerning Marshall's concerns with topics in psychology, sociology, and scientific ethics.
Background
Wade Hampton Marshall (1907-1972) was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, graduated from Beloit College in 1930, and earned the MS and PhD degrees in Physiology from the University of Chicago in the laboratory of Ralph Gerard. After two years as an Instructor in Physiology at George Washington University Medical School, and a summer course at Harvard University Department of Physiology where he worked with Herbert Grass, Marshall moved in 1936 to Johns Hopkins Medical School and stayed until 1943 as a Fellow of the National Research Council.
Extent
5 cartons (7.5 linear ft.)1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Biomedical Library. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish if the Biomedical Library does not hold the copyright.
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Collection is open for research, but access to one document box is restricted.