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Oliver H. Lowry

Interviewer: Darryl Podoll Oliver H. Lowry
Date: June 16, 1972
Identifier: OH012
Approximate Length: 7 min.
Biographical Information: Biochemist, 1910-1996. Lowry received a degree in chemistry from Northwestern University in 1932 and in 1937 received both a doctorate in physiological chemistry and a medical degree from the University of Chicago. Lowry joined the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine in 1947, serving as chair of the department of pharmacology, 1947-1976; dean, 1955-58; and professor emeritus of molecular biology and pharmacology, 1975-1996. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1957, the National Academy of Sciences in 1964, and the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences in 1968.
Summary: Lowry discusses the life and work of Helen Tredway Graham, a member of the department of pharmacology of the Washington University School of Medicine from 1925-1971. Lowry discusses their work together studying histamines.
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