Includes correspondence, drafts, printed versions of Handbook of accepted
remedies, symptoms and treatment of poisoning, diagnostic procedures and miscellaneous
information (San Francisco : Dept. Public Health, 1936), ed. by Hanzlik.
Paul John Hanzlik was born in Shueyville, Iowa, on July 24, 1885. He obtained his Ph.G.
(Graduate in Pharmacy) degree from the State University of Iowa in 1902. In 1908 he
obtained an A.B. and a Ph.C. (Pharmaceutical Chemist) degree from the University of
Illinois. His A.M. (1911) and M.D. (1912) degrees were received from Cleveland's Western
Reserve University. After graduation from medical school, Dr. Hanzlik served briefly as a
demonstrator in pharmacology at Western Reserve University, and then spent a period of
study abroad, at the Pharmacological Institute and Physico-Chemical-Biological Institute
at the University of Vienna. Upon his return, Dr. Hanzlik became associated with the
Stanford medical school, first as an instructor (1913-1915), then as an associate
instructor (1915-1917), assistant professor (1917-1920) and associate professor
(1920-1921). In 1921 he was named professor of pharmacology at Stanford, a position he
held until his retirement in 1950.