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Finding Aid for the Elmer D. Bueker, Ph.D., Papers 1933-1995
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Description
This small document collection outlines Dr. Bueker's biography and academic life with a curriculum vitae, reprints of publications, and material on faculty appointments and grants. Mainly, however, it focuses on his view of the seminal importance that research he published in 1948 played in the subsequent elucidation of nerve growth factor (NGF) by Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini, work for which she won the Nobel Prize. Included is correspondence between Drs. Bueker, Levi-Montalcini, and Victor Hamburger, transcript of a lengthy interview with Dr. Levi-Montalcini, published items referring to the history of NGF research, and notes on the subject by Dr. Bueker and his wife.
Background
Elmer D. Bueker (1903-1996) was born and educated in Missouri. After receiving an M.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of Colorado he taught high school Biology until 1942, while at the same time studying for a doctorate at Washington University, St. Louis. He received the Ph.D. in Zoology in 1942; his dissertation sponsor was Dr. Victor Hamburger. Dr. Bueker taught Anatomy at South Carolina Medical College, Georgetown University, and University of Missouri Medical School between 1943 and 1955. He moved to the Department of Anatomy at New York University College of Dentistry from 1956 on. Upon compulsory retirement in 1972 he continued as Adjunct Professor until 1978, and as Emeritus Professor of Anatomy until 1985.
Extent
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.