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Finding Aid for the Elmer D. Bueker, Ph.D., Papers 1933-1995
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Box 1, Folder 1

Portrait of Elmer D. Bueker. circa 1955

Physical Description: 8x10 " photograph, 5x5" negative

Note

portrait taken for "The Savitar" (Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, yearbook), the year he was voted "most popular teacher"
Box 1, Folder 2

Biological sketch/curriculum vitae. 1985

Scope and Content Note

covers biographical facts, professional positions, and bibliography with 53 entries, plus Dr. Bueker's comment on the pioneering significance of his 1948 publication on the identification of nerve growth factor
Box 1, Folder 3

Publications. 1933-1974

Scope and Content Note

reprints and photocopies of journal articles and abstracts
Box 1, Folder 4

Certificate and diploma. 1939, 1942

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Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Maine, certificate for Marine Invertebrate Zoology course, 1939; Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology, 1942
Box 1, Folder 5

Academic appointments. 1939-1984

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Chicago, Medical School, Instructor, 1942; Medical College, State of South Carolina, Assistant Professor, 1943-1947; Georgetown University, School of Dentistry, Assistant and Associate Professor, 1947-1950; University of Missouri, School of Medicine, Associate Professor, 1950-1955; New York University, College of Dentistry, Associate Professor, Professor, Professor Emeritus, 1954-1984
Box 1, Folder 6

Research grant support. 1944-1961

Scope and Content Note

three reprints (1945-1950), one progress report (1961), and correspondence
Box 1, Folder 7

"Discovery of nerve growth factor", by Elmer D. Bueker. circa 1985

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eight-page typed manuscript, plus 19-item bibliography

Note

Dr. Bueker outlines his research into nerve growth factor and his interaction with Victor Hamburger's laboratory (where Rita Levi-Montalcini was a research associate). Dr. Bueker felt that his pioneering work in the field has not been sufficiently credited
Box 1, Folder 8

Drafts of nerve growth factor-related materials. undated

Scope and Content Note

hand-written pages of a lectures and notes about NGF
Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence with Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini. 1950-1962

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exchange of letters which documents the shifting relationship of the authors from collegial cooperation to disputation about priority
Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence with Dr. Victor Hamburger. 1943-1981

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circa 40 letters, mostly between 1943 and 1954, with the majority originating from Dr. Hamburger

Note

Hamburger had sponsored Bueker's dissertation work, and they kept in touch over the years, exchanging information about their research. The relationship remained cordial to the end
Box 1, Folder 11

Symposium on "Nerve Growth Factor and its Antiserum", London. 1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

correspondence, program

Note

Dr. Bueker chaired one of the meeting sessions
Box 1, Folder 12

Materials regarding Dr. Bueker's work on NGF and Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini's Nobel Prize for NGF. 1972-1995

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lengthy transcript of 1987 interview with Dr. Levi-Montalcini for Omni Magazine; published articles and news reports referencing Dr. Bueker's NGF work; comments by Elizabeth Bueker, his wife
Box 1, Folder 13

Miscellaneous correspondence. 1943-1989