Heinrich Waelsch, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally respected researcher, was intimately connected with both the development
of the field of neurochemistry and the founding and growth of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). This collection
covers IBRO documents and correspondence from 1952 to 1991 with the bulk from 1960 to 1965, the years in which Professor Waelsch
was Treasurer, Chairman of the Education Committee, or Executive Secretary of the organization. Included are minutes and reports
of IBRO governing bodies and committees and a great deal of correspondence. A very few folders deal with Dr. Waelsch's personal
correspondence and life.
Heinrich B. Waelsch (1905-1966) was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. He graduated in
medicine in 1929 and received a doctorate in chemistry a year later, both from the German University of Prague, where he remained
until 1938. A fellowship from Columbia University then allowed him to come to the United States. He remained at Columbia University
until his death, serving as Chief of Psychiatric Research (Pharmacology) at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Professor
of Biochemistry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
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