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Pletscher (Alfred) papers
Biomed.1238  
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Description
Documents related to Alfred Pletscher, including historical essays and reprints.
Background
Alfred Pletscher (1917- ) received his doctorate in Medicine in 1942 and Ph.D. in Chemsitry in 1948, both fro the University of Zürich. He conducted research at F. Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc. (Basel, Switzerland and Nutley, New Jersey) and at the University of Basel. In his curriculum vitae, he identifies his primary scientific activities as: biochemistry and pharmacology of monoamine (MOA) transmitters in the central nervous system; effect of psychotropic drugs (reserpine, benzoquinolines, phenylethylamines, MAO-inhibitors, etc.) on cerebral monoamines; relation between cerebral monoamines and behavioral effects of psychotropic drugs; discovery and development of therapeutically useful drugs , i.e., Madopar (levodopa plus decarboxylase-inhiitors) and Tetrabenazine; and blood platelets as models for monoaminergic neurons.
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.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
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