These papers pertain only to Bernfield's teaching in the Program in Human Biology at Stanford University and include syllabi,
lectures, exams, course readers, memoranda, slides used in the classes, and other papers.
Merton Bernfield was a pediatrician and cell biologist whose research led to a greater understanding of the architecture of
human tissue. He earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois and later was a research associate with Marshall
Nirenberg, the Nobel Prize-winning geneticist, at the National Heart Institute before coming to Stanford in 1967. He taught
at Stanford for 22 years as professor in the medical school and in the university's School of Humanities and Sciences, serving
as chair of the Program in Human Biology, associate director of the birth defects clinic at Stanford Hospital and co-director
of its premature infant follow-up clinic. He joined the Harvard Medical School faculty in 1989 as the Clement Smith Professor
of Pediatrics and Cell Biology and Director of the Joint Program in Neonatology at the Children’s Hospital, Boston.
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