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Guide to the Merton Bernfield Papers
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
17 Linear feet (13 boxes)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.