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Dell (Paul) collection of documents pertaining to IBRO (International Brain Research Organization)
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Internationally known and respected neuroscientist Paul Charles Dell, M.D., was intimately connected with the founding and growth of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), an independent non-governmental organization with UNESCO affiliation. This collection covers IBRO documents and correspondence from 1961 to 1972, with the bulk from 1969 to 1971, the years in which Professor Dell was its Executive Secretary. Included are minutes and reports of IBRO governing bodies and committees and a great deal of correspondence.
Paul Dell, M.D. (1915-1976) was an internationally respected neurophysiologist whose major research focused on the brainstem reticular formation and its autonomic and humoral regulatory mechanisms. After graduation from the Faculty of Medicine, Strasbourg, he served as an army doctor in 1939-1940. After four years of physiological research in Lyon he joined the Faculty of Medicine in Strasbourg. 1949-1950 saw him in Chicago working with Warren McCulloch and Horace W. Magoun, and in 1951 he returned to Paris to join the C.N.R.S., where he rose to be Director of Research. In 1967 he moved to the Division of Neurobiological Research of I.N.S.E.R.M. in Marseille, to become its director.
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