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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Custodial History
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biographical / Historical
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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Alfred Pletscher papers
    Source: American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
    Creator: Pletscher, A. (Alfred)
    Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.1238
    Physical Description: .4 Linear Feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1955-2004
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English and German.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alfred Pletscher Papers (Collection 1238). Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Custodial History

    Gift of Alfred Pletscher to the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), June 2005; transfered to UCLA in 2008.

    Processing Information

    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7800608 

    Biographical / Historical

    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.

    Scope and Contents

    Documents related to Alfred Pletscher, including historical essays and reprints.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American College of Neuropsychopharmacology