Scope and Content
Title: Paul John Hanzlik Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1934-1936
Collection number: MSS 86-7
Hanzlik, Paul John, 1885-
Extent: 1 box (8 folders)
University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
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Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Paul John Hanzlik papers, MSS 86-7, Archives & Special
Collections, UCSF Library & CKM
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.
During World War I he served as a captain in the U.S. Army's Medical Corps, attached to
the Chemical Warfare Service; it is possible that here he met Chauncey Leake, who would
later sit on the same committee of San Francisco Department of Health consultants which
Handbook of accepted remedies ... The spiral-bound
Handbook went into at least three editions by 1940.
Dr. Hanzlik was a member of many professional organizations, such as the American Medical
Association, the American Physiological Society, the Society of Pharmacology and
Experimental Therapeutics, the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine, the
California Academy of Medicine, and the California Medical Association. He was a fellow
of the American College of Physicians and an honorary fellow of the American College of
Dentists. He was author or co-author of a number of publications, including
Actions and uses of the salicylates and cinchophen in medicine (1927) and
Fundamentals of experimental pharmacology (1928, 1939). He helped edit the
1930 and 1931 Lane lectures on experimental pharmacology, and published a number of
articles on this topic.
Scope and Content
Includes correspondence, drafts, printed versions of
Handbook of accepted
remedies, symptoms and treatment of poisoning, diagnostic procedures and miscellaneous
(San Francisco : Dept. Public Health, 1936), ed. by Hanzlik.