This collection contains the professional papers of Ralph Waldo Gerard. It includes college papers, personal and professional
correspondence, research materials, writings, draft reports of experiments, papers relating to travels, lecture materials,
awards, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, photographs, audio recordings, slides, and related ephemera.
Ralph Waldo Gerard was a neurophysiologist, behavioral scientist, and academic known for his wide-ranging work on the nervous
system, nerve metabolism, psychopharmacology, and biological bases of schizophrenia. He was born in 1900 and studied chemistry
and physiology in Chicago. He was a professor at the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois, and the University
of Michigan. From 1963 to 1970 he served as Professor of Biological Sciences and Dean of the Graduate Division at the University
of California, Irvine (UCI). Gerard died in 1974.
104 Linear feet (128 boxes and 17.5 unprocessed linear feet)
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