Berry Campbell, Physiology and Biophysics: Irvine

Professor Emeritus

Berry Campbell was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, March 21, 1912. At the completion of his high school education in Monrovia, California, he matriculated at UCLA and received his bachelor of arts degree in 1932. He was awarded the doctorate degree in anatomy at Johns Hopkins University in 1935 and thus began a distinguished academic career spanning 42 years.

Berry's first faculty appointment was at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine (1937-1942). From 1943 to 1958, he served as associate professor of anatomy, University of Minnesota Medical School and was promoted to full professor in 1958. At that time Berry and his family returned to the West Coast, and from 1959 to 1966 he served as research professor of neurosurgery, Loma Linda Medical School. He joined the faculty of the California College of Medicine as professor of physiology in 1966. He was acting chair of physiology from 1970 to 1971 and continued as professor until 1977, when he retired as professor emeritus.

Throughout his career, Berry's research activities reflected considerable breadth in the biological sciences. He made outstanding contributions in comparative myology of the human forelimb and foot, distribution of potential fields within the spinal cord, histamine shock, the origin of bone plasma cells, mechanisms of inflammation, antigen-antibody mechanisms in neurotropicvirus diseases, origin and medical use of antibodies in milk, and myelin protein in multiple sclerosis. These researches resulted in over 140 publications.

Berry's scholarly activities included active participation in over 14 societies, including the American Academy of Neurology, American Association of Anatomists, American Physiological Society, New York Academy of Sciences, American Society of Mamalogists, and the Association for the History of Medicine.

During his distinguished career Berry received a number of important awards, including a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, an honorary

fellowship in anatomy at University College, London, and a fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Throughout his career, Berry remained active as a teacher with expertise in medical histology, anatomy, and neuroanatomy. He trained several students for the doctorate, who have subsequently made important contributions to various disciplines within the basic sciences of medicine.

One of the highlights of Berry Campbell's career was the responsibility of organizing a program of instruction for medical students in the California College of Medicine during its early stages of growth. As a result of this program, a number of distinguished physiologist (including past presidents of the American Physiological Society) visited the campus and subsequently made the new medical school at Irvine known well beyond the boundaries of California.

Berry Campbell retired in 1977 and remained active as professor emeritus working with the Center for Marital and Sexual Studies.

Berry Campbell died on November 21, 1985, a loss to all those who knew him as a cheery, witty, and giving person. He leaves his wife, Irene, and four children, Carolyn, John, Richard, and Catheryn.

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