Finding Aid for the Alfred Pletscher Papers Biomed.1238

Finding aid prepared by Shira Peltzman, 2020.
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Online finding aid last updated 2020 November 17.
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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

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Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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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

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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