W. J. V. (Winthrop John Van Leuven) Osterhout papers, 1894-1961

Mss.B.Os73

Date: 1894-1961 | Size: 3 Linear feet, Ca. 2500 items

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, drafts of papers, the manuscript of an unpublished book, and photographs. Osterhout's interest in the electrophysiology of plants is documented, as well as his professional career at the University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University; and the Rockefeller Institute.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 2500 items, 3 linear feet.

Provenance

Presented by Marion Irwin Osterhout and accessioned, 12/--/1962 (1962 2280ms). Additional papers donated by Marion Irwin Osterhout and accessioned, 11/20/1968 (1868 2717ms).

Processing information

Finding aid version:
2020

Physiology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics Note

The Osterhout Collection records the scientific career of Winthrop John Van Leuven Osterhout from the 1890s to the 1950s. The correspondence, drafts of papers, lectures, and photographs document significant trends in American life sciences. Having begun at the botany department at Brown University, Osterhout continued working in botany at Berkeley (where he completed his doctorate in 1899) on problems of cell division in plants. While a professor of botany at Harvard (1909-1924) he began his innovative research program on the physico-chemical properties of membranes and cytoplasm of algae cells. He expanded this program (related to neurophysiology) after succeeding his late mentor Jacques Loeb in 1924 as head of the physiology department at the Rockefeller Institute. During these years Osterhout was also associated with the marine laboratories in Pacific Grove, Woods Hole, and Bermuda, and with the Agassiz Museum; he was also a founding editor of the Journal of General Physiology. As his papers show, Osterhout's scientific path bridged two major intellectual traditions: the agricultural and the medical, linking studies in botany and zoology with the new discipline of general physiology. His research program also reflected the shift in emphasis from morphological to physico-chemical problems in physiology. Indeed, his studies at the Rockefeller Institute of membrane permeability and bio-electric phenomena merged important areas in biochemistry, biophysics, and physiology (especially neurophysiology), as is reflected in his correspondence with other leaders in these fields.

AuthorFormatDateLanguage
Abderhalden, Emil, 1877-1950Correspondence (6 items)1912-1936, n.d.German
Abel, John Jacob, 1857-1938Correspondence (1 item)1925English
American Association for the Advancement of Science (On the organization of sessions in plant physiology.) Correspondence (37 items)1913-1925, 1958English
American Society of Plant Physiologists (Includes material on European research.) Correspondence (3 items)1925English
Arrhenius, Svante, 1859-1927 (On topics in physical chemistry and biophysics, cultural issues, institutional involvements, Nobel Prizes, politics, the war and the international scientific community. Arrhenius refers to his visit at Berkeley and his friendship with Jacques Loeb, and later (1911) to his visit at the Rockefeller Institute. He conveys his impressions of science in the United States and other countries, his reflections on books and scientific issues, and gives descriptions of the research in his laboratory (1913). The correspondence during the war is filled with details about German science and the impact of the war on Europe's scientific community. Postwar letters describe vividly the plight of the average person, as well as the changing attitude toward German science. Of particular interest are the letters concerning the congress of physiology in Paris (from which Germans were excluded) and the politics of the Nobel Prize (circa 1920s). These letters are a rich source on European science and on the relationships between European and American science. They also reveal a great deal about Arrhenius as a scientist, thinker, and organizer of international science.) Correspondence (30 items)1906-1924English
Bergmann, M. (Max), 1886-1944Correspondence (1 item)1942English
Bioelectric Potentials (Conference papers.) Records (56 pages)1946English
Brierley, William B. (Organization of the Rothamsted Experimental Station, and correspondence on postwar conditions in England.) Correspondence (1 item (5 pages))1925English
Bronk, Detlev W. (Detlev Wulf), 1897-1975 (Includes Introduction to Osterhout Memorial Lecture, 1971.) Correspondence (35 items)1945-1971English
Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926 (Plant breeding.) Correspondence (13 items)1897-1909English
Cannon, Walter B. (Walter Bradford), 1871-1945 (Scientific correspondence.) Correspondence (5 items)1925-1944English
Cole, Kenneth Stewart, 1900-1984 (On biophysics.) Correspondence (15 items)1944-1967English
Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978 (Scientific correspondence. Includes essay, "On the Basicity of Cresyl Blue.") Correspondence (3 items)1930, 1944English
Crozier, William John, 1892-1955 (On the organization of research in the life sciences.) Correspondence (10 items)1933, 1955English
Donnan, F. G. (Frederick George), 1870-1956 (On plant physiology.) Correspondence (6 items)1929-1940English
Flexner, Simon, 1863-1946 (On major trends in cytology, physiology, neurophysiology, and biophysics, and progress reports.) Correspondence (Approximately 200 items)1924-1940English
Kirkwood, John Gamble, 1907-1959 (Scientific exchanges.) Correspondence (6 items)1942-1955English
Lillie, Frank Rattray, 1870-1947 (Informative letters on Lillie's activities at Woods Hole and other institutions of the life sciences.) Correspondence (2 items)1922-1936English
Loeb, Jacques, 1859-1924 (Scientific, administrative, and personal aspects of Loeb's tenure at Berkeley. There are also interesting anecdotes of Loeb, which illuminate the man and his work.) Correspondence (2 folders)1909-1922English
Merriam, John C. (John Campbell), 1869-1945 (On research at the Tortuga Station.) Correspondence (2 items)1926-1927English
Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945 (Administrative correspondence.) Correspondence (5 items)1924-1933English
Northrop, John Howard, 1891-1987 (Scientific correspondence and editorial communications relating to the Journal of General Physiology.) Correspondence (21 items)1934-1964English
O'Neill, Edmond, 1859-1933 (An important letter about Loeb and developing the life sciences at Berkeley.) Correspondence (1 item)1910English
Osterhout, W. J. V. (Winthrop John Van Leuven), 1871-1964 (Manuscript materials including records on the Bermuda Station, administrative issues in general physiology, and Osterhout's Ph.D. thesis on pre-Mendelian chromosome research.) Manuscripts (Approximately 10 folders)1899-1961English
Parker, George Howard, 1864-1955 (General physiology at Harvard, and science and politics.) Correspondence (41 items)1913-1953English
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972 (General physiology and politics at Harvard.) Correspondence (5 items)1928-1954English
Stanley, Wendell M. (Wendell Meredith), 1904-1971 (Include references to Stanley's work at Osterhout's laboratory.) Correspondence (4 items)1937-1953English
Vries, Hugo de, 1848-1935 (Impressions of American research institutions of life sciences.) Correspondence (16 items)1902-1935English

Additional Biographical Notes:

Svante Arrhenius received the Nobel Prize in 1903 for his studies of electrolytic dissociation in solutions, work which was on the borderland of physics and chemistry. Two years later he assumed the directorship of the Nobel Institute for Physical Chemistry, a post he held until his death. His proclivity for interdisciplinary topics led him to apply principles from physical chemistry to immunology and to advance theories of cosmology and the origin of life (Worlds in the Making, 1908). His broad scientific interests and his position in the Nobel Institute placed him at the center of international communities of physical and life scientists.

W. J. V. Osterhout met Arrhenius at Berkeley, where Arrhenius was a visiting professor shortly after being awarded the Nobel Prize. The friendship which developed between the two men is reflected in their correspondence.

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • Harvard University
  • Rockefeller Institute
  • Rothamsted Experimental Station.
  • University of California, Berkeley

Genre(s)

  • Manuscripts (for publication).
  • Photoprints.

Personal Name(s)

  • Arrhenius, Svante, 1859-1927
  • Blinks, L. R. (Lawrence Rogers), 1900-1989
  • Brierley, William B.
  • Bronk, Detlev W. (Detlev Wulf), 1897-1975
  • Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926
  • Crozier, William John, 1892-1955
  • Fenn, Wallace O.
  • Flexner, Simon, 1863-1946
  • Gasser, Herbert Spencer, 1888-
  • Loeb, Jacques, 1859-1924
  • Northrop, John Howard, 1891-1987
  • Osterhout, W. J. V. (Winthrop John Van Leuven), 1871-1964
  • Parker, George Howard, 1864-1955
  • Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972
  • Shedlovsky, Theodore, 1898-1976
  • Strasburger, Eduard, 1844-1912
  • Vries, Hugo de,1848-1935.
  • Wheeler, Benjamin I. (Benjamin Ide), 1854-1927

Subject(s)

  • Agricultural experiment stations -- England.
  • Electrophysiology of plants.
  • Plant cells and tissues -- Electric properties.
  • Plant physiology.
  • Science publishing.


Detailed Inventory

 Correspondence
  
 Bayless, William A.
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Other Descriptive Information: From Mrs. Osterhout

 Bayliss, Sir William Maddock
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 Becking, L. G. M. Baas
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 Bergmann, Max
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 Bethe, Albrecht
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 Beutner, Reinhard H.
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 Bioelectric Potentials. Rockefeller Institute and National Academy of Science
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 Blakeslee, Albert Francis
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 Blanchard, Kenneth C.
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 Blinks, Laurence
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 Bollard, E. G.
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 Bonner, John T.
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 Bornetz
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 Bose, Sir Jagadis Chandra
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 Botanical Society of Edinburgh
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 Bottaszi, Filippo
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 Bowman, Paul W.
  
 Brachet, (Paul?)
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 Bradley, W. H.
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 Brierley, William B.
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 Bronk, Detlev W.
23 July 1973 

Other Descriptive Information: Introduction to the...Osterhout Lecture

 Bronk, Mitchell
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 Buck, Alice (Mrs. C. D.)
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 Burbank, Luther
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 Burch, George Edward
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 Campbell, Charles I.
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 Cannon, Walter B.
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 Carrel, Alexis
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 Carter, William S.
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 Chambers, Robert
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 Clowes, George Henry Alexander
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 Cohen, Arthur L.
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 Cohen, Barnett
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Other Descriptive Information: To Mrs. Osterhout

 Cohen, Edwin J.
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 Cole, Kenneth S.
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 Comstock, Ada
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 Conant, James B.
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 Conklin, Edwin G,
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 Connelly, Clarence
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 Corner, George W.
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 Costello, Donald Paul
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 Coulter, John M.
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 Conn, H. J.
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 Costas
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 Cotzios, George C.
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 Cowdry, Edmund V.
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 Cowles, Henry C.
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 Croasdal, Hannah
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 Crozier, William John
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 Curtis, Howard J.
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 Czechoslovak Botanical Society
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 Danielli, James
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 Davenport, Charles B.
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 Davson, Hugh
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 Debye, Peter
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 Devoe
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 Devries, Hugo
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 Dole, Vincent
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 Donnan, Frederick George
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 Dreiser, Theodore
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 du Nouy, Pierre Lecomte
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 Edison, Theodore M.
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 Edmunds, Charles
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 Eliot, Charles
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 Emerson, Robert
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 Evans, Earl Alison, Jr.
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 Fairchild, David
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 Farlow, William Gilson
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 Faunce, William Herbert Perry
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 Fenn, Wallace O.
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 Fenton, Charles
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 Fitzhugh, Richard
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 Flanagan, Dennis
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 Flexner, Helen Thomas
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 Flexner, Simon
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 Foss, L.
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 Fouss, M. A.
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 Francis, William
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 French, R. W.
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 Fricke, Hugo
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 Fuoss, Raymond M.
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 Gaffney, Cornelius T.
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 Gallo, Ulisse
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 Gannon, Frances
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 Ganong, William Francis
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 Garrey, W. E.
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 Gasser, Herbert I.
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 Gellhorn, Ernst
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 Goldberg, Edward D.
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 Goldforb, A. J.
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 Gray, George W.
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 Gray, James
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 Gray, Norah
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 Green, J. Reynolds
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 Greene, Peter
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 Gregg, Alan
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 Gregory, F. G.
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 Grundfest, Harry
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 Guiney, R.
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Other Descriptive Information: (also) Reply from V.S. Butt

 Gussin, Arnold E.
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 Hall, H. M.
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 Hall, Victor E.
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 Hamer, Walter J.
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 Harned, Herbert Spencer
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 Harrison, Ross G.
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 Harvard University
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 Hardy, Sir William Bate
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 Harvey, Rodney Beecher
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 Haskins, Charles Homer
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 Herriott, Roger M.
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 Hill, Robert B.
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 Hirakawa, Senri
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 Hitchcock, David
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 Hoagland, Dennis Robert
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 Hoagland, Hudson
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 Hober, Rudolph
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 Hodskin, Alan
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 Holmes, Walter C.
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Other Descriptive Information: To Mrs. Osterhout

 Hoyos, Janos
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Other Descriptive Information: To Mrs. Osterhout

 Hubbard, R. P.
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 Inoue, Shinya
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 Irwin, Robert W.
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 Jacobs, K. T.
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 Jacobs, Merkel Henry
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 James, Henry
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 Johansonn, E.
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 Jewett, Frank B.
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 The Jewelers' Circular Publishing Co.
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 Jones, Lewis Ralph
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 K. Leopoldinisch-Carolinisch Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher
  
 Keller, Rudolph
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 Kirkwood, John
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 Kleitman, Nathaniel
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 Knapp, Arnold
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 Kobell, Miss
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 Kraus, Charles
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 Krogh, August
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 Lamontte Chemical Products Co.
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 Langmuir, Irving
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 Laties, George G.
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 Leary, Stuart Co.
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 Leeds and Northrup Co.
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 Lerche, A. R.
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 Liesegang, Raphael Ed
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 Letters from various persons
  
 Lewis, Gilbert N.
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 Lewis, Ivey Forman
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 Lillie, Frank R.
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 Lillie, Ralph L.
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 Linderstrom-Lang, Kaj Ulrik
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 Lipman, Charles Bernard
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 Lloyd, David P. C.
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 Loeb, Jacques
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 Loeb, Jacques. Anecdotes
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 Loeb, Jacques. Memorial
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 Loeb, Leo
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 Loeb, Robert F.
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 Loeb, John
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 Loeb, Lenord
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 Loewi, Otto
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 Longsworth, Lewis G.
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 Lowell, Amy
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 Lowell, A. Laurence
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 Luyet, Basile Joseph
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 Lyon, Charles J.
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 McClendon, Jesse Francis
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 McCouch, Grayson P.
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 MacDowell, N. W.
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 McElroy, William D.
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 MacInnes, Duncan A.
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 The Macmillan Co.
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 Marsh, Gordon
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 May, Paul
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 Mauro, Alexander
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 Mees, Charles Edward Kenneth
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 Merrion, John C.
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 Metz, Charles B.
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 Meyerhof, Irene G.
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 Michaelis, Leonor
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 Mirsky, Reba Paeff
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 Moore, Arthur Russell
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 Moore, George T,
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 Moore, Mrs. Taylor
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 Morgan, Thomas Hunt
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 Morse, Edward S.
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 Mudd, Stuart
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 Murphy, James B.
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 Nachmansohn, David
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 National Academy of Science
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 National Academy of Science. Alexander D. Bache Fund Committee
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 National Research Council. Biological Data
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 Needham, Joseph
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 Northrop, John
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 Northrop, John H.
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 Noyes, Arthur A.
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 Offner Electronics, Inc.
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 O'Neill, Edmond
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 Osterhout, John V.
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 Osterhout, John V. Mrs. Marian Irwin (Ikki)
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Apparatus
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Behavior of water in injured cells of Nitella
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Biographical data
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Birthday (70th) Journal of General Physiology
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. 80th Birthday Letters
August 2, 1951 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Birthday (80th)
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Birthday (90th)
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Birthday
1962 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Comments on Wilbrandt Paper
1928 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Conductivity of Lamanaria in NaCl, CaCl
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. The Dynamics of Antagonism
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Effects of Electrical Current on Non-Irritable Cells in Relation to the Theory of Stimulation
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Gasser Luncheon
December 1, 1935 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Nitella, Chara. Identification and Collection
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Obituaries
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Osmotic Behavior in Injured Cells Before and After Death
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Persistent Alterations in Living Protoplasm Produced by Pressure
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Potenteometric Measurements
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Protoplasmic motion as related to Acidity
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report. Bermuda Project
1925 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report. Division of General Physiology
1926 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report. Division of General Physiology
1927 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report. Division of General Physiology
1928 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report. Division of General Physiology
1930 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report. Division of General Physiology
1931 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report. Division of General Physiology
1932 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report. Division of General Physiology
1933 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report. Division of General Physiology
1934 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report. Division of General Physiology
1935 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report. Division of General Physiology
1936 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report. Division of General Physiology
1937 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report. Division of General Physiology
1938 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report. Division of General Physiology
1939 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report
1940 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report
1941 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report
1942 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report
1943 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report
1944 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report
1945 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report
1953 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report
1955 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report
1956 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report
1957 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report
1958 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report
1959 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Rockefeller Institute Report
1960 
 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Role of Pores in the Permeability of Living Cells
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Some Aspects of the Toxic Action of H
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Some Changes Accompanying the Death Process in Nitella
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Surface Active substances in Relation to the Activation of the Egg
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Student Series Publication
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Thesis for the PhD
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Chapter I. Fundamental Features of Living Cells
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Chapter II. Water Relations
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Chapter III. Stimulation
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Chapter IV. Control Life Processes
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Chapter V. Organization
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Chapter VI. Permeability
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Chapter VII. Metabolism
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Chapter VIII. Accumulation
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Chapter IX. Environment
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Chapters X, XI. Growth, Reproduction
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Chapter XII. Injury
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Chapter XIII. Recovery from Injury
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Chapter XIV. Protoplasmic Potentials
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Illustrations
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Illustrations. Injury, Recovery
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Illustrations. Recovery
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Illustrations. Chapter II
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Introduction
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Miscellaneou
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Unpublished book. Permissions for Reproducing...
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. Water Relations in Living Cells
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 Osterhout, Winthrop John Vanleuven. "Wax and Wane." Bioelectric Potentials as Affected by Conditioning Substances
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 Pacheco, Genesio
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 Page, Arthur
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 Palmer, P. B.
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 Pappenheimer, Alwin Max
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 Park, Marion Edwards
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 Parker, George Howard
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 Patten, Bradley M.
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 Patterson, John L.
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 Pauling, Linus
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 Pearson, Sidney
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 Pfeffers, B. W.
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 Pickens, Laurence
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 Plimpton, George A,
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 Poffenberger, Albert T.
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 Ponder, Eric
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 Prall, Ruth
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 Pramer, David
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 Prat, Silvester
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 Preisler, Paul W.
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Other Descriptive Information: To Mrs. Osterhout

 Prescott, Samuel C.
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 Priest, Irwing G.
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 Priestley, Joseph H.
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 Prudden, Lillian
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 Rahn, Herman
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 Rand, Edward Kennard
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 Ravin, Arnold W.
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 Rawson, Rulon W.
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 Redfield, Alfred C.
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 Reed, Howard S.
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 Richards, Alfred Newton
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 Richards, Theodore William
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 Richter, Andre de
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 Riker, Albert Joyce
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 Robbins, William J.
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 Robertson, Thorburn Brailsford
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 Rockefeller, David
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 Rockefeller Institute
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 Rose, Wickliffe
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 Roseman, M. J.
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 Rothen, Alexandre
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 Royce, Josiah
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 Sabin, Florence
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 Sakai, Tune
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 Schmitt, Francis
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 Schramm, Jacob Richard
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 Scott, Bruce
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 Scudder, John
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 Sears, Olga Osterhout
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 Sebesta, Karel
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 Sedgwick, William T.
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 Selle, Wilbur Arthur
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 Sereni, Enrico
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 Shanes, Abraham M.
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 Shapley, Harlow
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 Shedlovsky, Theodore
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 Shull, Charles A.
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 Shull, George H.
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 Sichel, Ferdinand Jacob
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 Sigma Zi
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 Slayman, Clifford
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 Smith, Hower P.
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 Smithers, A. G.
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 Sollner, Karl
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 Stefansson, Vilhjalmur
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 Steinback, Henry Burr
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 Stanley, Wendell M.
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 Steward, Fredrick Campion
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 Stomps, T. J.
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 Strasburger
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 Straub, Jan
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 Strong, Folke
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 Szent-Gyorgyi, Albert
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 Tasaki, Ichiji
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 Tatum, Edward
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 Abel, John J.
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 Abderheldan, Emil
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 Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
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 Academy of Political Science
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 Adolph, Edward Frederick
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 Adrian, Lord Edgar Douglas
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 Aimi, Reizo
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 Albritton, Errett C.
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 American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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 American Association for Advancement of Science. Atlanta Section
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 American Chemical Society. Division of Biological Chemistry
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 American Kreuger and Toll Corporation
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 American Philosophical Society
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 American Physiological Society
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 American Society of Plant Physiologists
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 Andrews, Elisha Benjamin
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 Archibald, Reginald M.
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 Arens, Karl
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 Armstrong, Phillip B.
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 Arrenius, Gustaf
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 Arrenius, Olof
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 Arrhenius, Svante
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 Asher, Leon
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 Atchley, Dana W.
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 Aub, Joseph C.
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 Bailey, Irving Widmer
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 Bailey, W. Whitman
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 Bancroft, Wilder D.
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 Barcroft, Joseph
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 Barnard, Chester I.
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 Bausch and Lomb Optical Co.
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 Tennent, David M.
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 Teorell, Torsten
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 Terzuolo, Carlo
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 Thayer, William R.
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 Thimann, Kenneth V.
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 Thomas, Walter
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Other Descriptive Information: To Mrs. Osterhout

 Trask, J. W.
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 Trowbridge, John
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 Tyler, Albert
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 U.S. Army. Discharge
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 Ussing, Hans H.
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 Vallonia Springs Postmaster
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 Van der Pyle, I. M.
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 Von Neumann, John
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 Van Slyke, Donald D.
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 Wald, George
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 Waller, J. C.
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 Warburg, Otto
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 Wasteneys, Mardolph
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 Weidmann, Silvio
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 Weiss, Paul
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 Went, Frits Warmolt
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 Wheeler, Benjamin T.
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 Whitaker, Douglas
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 White, Paul Dudley
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 Whitman, Charles Otis
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 Whitney, Willis Rodney
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 Wilbrandt, Walter
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 Williams, Carroll
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 Wilson, Edward R.
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 Winton, Frank
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 Witteekind, D.
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 Wolboch, C.
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 Wood, Richard D.
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 Young, Saul B.
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 Young, Mrs. Saul B.
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 Zanevelt, Jacques S.
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 Zempleny, T.
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315197 Photographs
  

Abstract: A collection of photographs from the W.J.V. (Winthrop John Van Leuven) Osterhout papers, including representative images from his work in Bermuda and Harvard as well as a number of personal and family photographs. Images are arranged roughly in the following order: Osterhout portraits in chronological order; portraits of family, friends and coworkers; images of laborartories and equipment; misc.

F8.31.3 Winthrop John Van Osterhout, full length, profile, informal, seated at the M.B.L., Woods Hole, Massachusetts
1950Size: 25 x 19 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33

Abstract: Osterhout working at desk, shadows in foreground, window in background.

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F8.31.4 Bust of Benjamin Franklin
undatedSize: 25 x 19 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.31.5 Anatole France, bust, 3/4 profile, formal
1920Size: 24 x 15 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.31.6 Ralph Lillie, Walter [Garvey], W. J. V. Osterhout, E. G. Couklin, Merkel Jacobs, A. P. [Mathlos], Robert F. Loeb, E. N. Harvey, and G. H. Clowes formal, standing and seated at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
1950Size: image 21 x 25 cm., mount 22 x 27 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33

Abstract: Formal group protrait of nine men sitting and standing.

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F8.31.7 Bust of Simon Flexner, profile
undatedSize: 26 x 21 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.31.8 W. J. V. Osterhout and others, at the Osterhout laboratory in Pembroke, Bermuda, eight photographs
1933Size: 25 x 18 cm. Format: 8 photprintsLH-B-33
F8.31.9 Barron, J. P. Warbarse, A.P. Mathews, half length, informal, standing
1951 August 2Size: 21 x 26 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.31.10 W. J. V. Osterhout and others, half length, informal, seated
1951 August 2Size: 21 x 26 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.31.11 W. J. V. Osterhout and others, half length, profile, informal, standing
1951 August 2Size: 21 x 26 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33

Abstract: Candid profile of Osterhout surrounded by standing men smiling and laughing.

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F8.31.12 W. J. V. Osterhout and others, half length, profile, informal, standing
1951 August 2Size: 21 x 26 cm. Format 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.31.13 W. J. V. Osterhout, Jacques, Loeb, Hugo de Vries, and others full length, informal, standing outside at the University of California
1905Size: 20 x 26 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33

Abstract: Eleven men and one women standing out doors in hats.

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F8.31.14 W. J. V. Osterhout full length, informal, standing outside with gigantic algae
1895Size: 21 x 26 cm. Format: 1 photoprint

Abstract: Osterhout on wooden walkway beside building looking at gigantic algae.

Other Descriptive Information: Instription at bottom of photograph: "nereocystis gigantia - San Pedro, Calif. - Dec. 1895."

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F8.31.15 Bermuda, beach view
undatedSize: image 6 x 9 cm., mount 16 x 19 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.31.16 W. J. V. Osterhout and Edmund B. Wilson, full length, standing at Harvard commencement
undatedSize: 21 x 16 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.31.17 Warburg bust, formal
undatedSize: 24 x 17 cm. Format: 1 reproduction
F8.31.18 W. J. V. Osterhout and wife, half length, profile, informal, he is standing, she is seated in laboratory at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research
1951Size: 21 x 26 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33

Abstract: Osterhout and wife in laboratory.

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F8.31.19 Kenneth Cole, bust, formal
1964 
F8.31.20 W. J. V. Osterhout and P. Armstrong, half length, profile, informal seated and standing
1951Size: 21 x 26 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.32.1 W. J. V. Osterhout's laboratory in Bermuda
undatedSize: 21 x 26 cm. Format: 1 photoprint
F8.32.2 W. J. V. Osterhout, Ralph Lillie, Otto Meyerhof, Otto Loeivi, George Wald, 3/4 length, informal, standing at the Marine Biological Laboratory, at Woods Hole, Massachusetts
1951 August 2Size: 21 x 26 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.32.3 W. J. V. Osterhout, Traju, Luche, Shedlovsky, and Parpart, 3/4 length, informal, standing at the Marine Biological Laboratory, at Woods Hole, Massachusetts
1951, August 2Size: 21 x 26 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33

Abstract: Osterhout holding portfolio and making a fist with right hand, four men in background.

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F8.32.4 W. J. V. Osterhout, half length, informal, standing in his laboratory
1951 August 2Size: 21 x 26 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.32.5 Paul Weiss, bust, formal
1963Size: 26 x 21 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.32.6 Spectrophotometer, Bausch and Lomb optical company
1927Size: 18 x 23 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F8.32.7 Spectrophotometer, Bausch and Lomb optical company
1927Size: 18 x 23 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F11.9.19 W.J.V. Osterhout, bust, sitting, formal portrait
1930Size: image 31 x 23 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33

Abstract: Formal portrait of Osterhout in glasses.

Other Descriptive Information: Photographer: Louis Schmidt

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F11.9.20 Louis Pasteur standing in laboratory
1885Size: image 26 x 23 cm. Format: 1 photoprint of paintingLH-B-33

Other Descriptive Information: Artist: Albert Edelfelt

F11.10.1 Albert Einstein
undatedSize: mount 31 x 21 cm., image 24 x 16 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F11.10.2 Joseph Loeb
undatedSize: image 31 x 24 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33

Other Descriptive Information: Photographer: Louis Schmidt

F11.10.3 W.J.V. Osterhout
1925Size: image 31 x 24 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33
F11.10.4 W.J.V. Osterhout, half length, formal
1915Size: image 31 x 24 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33

Abstract: 3/4 view portrait of Osterhout in brown suit.

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F11.19.17 Teaching staff at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts in very early days
undatedSize: mount 30.5 x 25.5 cm., image 24.7 x 18.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Other Descriptive Information: Seated: Frank Lillie, Thomas Huntbeargan, Jacques Loeb, E.G. Conklin, W. Setchell, E.B. Wilson, W.G.Osterhout

F11.19.18 Woods Hole Botany Laboratory, Massachusetts
undatedSize: mount 30.5 x 25.5 cm., image 23.8 x 19 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Other Descriptive Information: "W.G.V. Osterhout Laboratory in Botany Building, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts in his very early days. Note his interests in algae."

F11.19.19 W.J.V. Osterhout laboratory in Berkeley, California
undatedSize: image 30 x 23 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
F11.19.20 W.G.V. Osterhout farewell dinner from University of Born, Germany
undatedSize: image 28 x 23 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33
F11.20.1 Woods Hole, Massachusetts beach
undatedSize: image 30.5 x 25.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Other Descriptive Information: "Very early days at the Marine Biological Laboratoy in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Women botanists on the Stoney beach on Woods Hole."

F11.20.2 Woods Hole, Massachusetts Botany department
1891Size: image 30.5 x 25.5 cm. Format: 1 photoprintLH-B-33

Other Descriptive Information: "When he was 20 years old he went to the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts to take a botany course given by Dr. Setchell. Foreground--Dr. Setchell to the extreme right and W. Osterhout in the center."

F11.20.3 Woods Hole Massachusetts Botany department
1891Size: image 30.5 x 25.5 cm. Format: 1 photoimageLH-B-33

Other Descriptive Information: "Early days in Woods Hole Osterhout as a student in Dr. Setchell's botany course. Picture taken at the back door of the botany building."

U4.6.40 Kaasmarkt Alkmaar, cheese market, Netherlands
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U4.6.41 W.J.V. Osterhout, formal portrait, age 2, with hand on hip
1873emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.42 W.J.V. Osterhout, formal portrait, age 2, leaning on support
1893emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.43 Mother of W.J.V. Osterhout, formal portrait
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U4.6.44 Father of W.J.V Osterhout, formal portrait
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U4.6.45 Gravesite of W.J.V. Osterhout, St James the Less, Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA
1964emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.46 Gravesite of W.J.V. Osterhout, St James the Less, Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA, closer view, no.1
1964emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.47 Gravesite of W.J.V. Osterhout, St James the Less, Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA, closer view, no.2
1964emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.48 W.J.V. Osterhout, working on electrical response of Valonia cells, in laboratory, Bermuda, no.1
1921emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.49 Valonia cells in a cluster, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.50 W.J.V. Osterhout, sitting in, Lawrence Blinks, getting in, row boat, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.51 Valonia cells mounted, in laboratory, Bermuda, no.1
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.52 W.J.V. Osterhout, standing in river, collecting Valonia, Bermuda, no.1
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.53 W.J.V. Osterhout, working on electrical response of Valonia cells, in laboratory, Bermuda, no.2
1921emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.54 Small boats in water, in front of Grasmere laboratory, Bermuda
1925emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.55 Two views, outside, Grasmere laboratory, Bermuda
1925emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.56 Lawrence Blinks, working in laboratory, Bermuda
1927emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.57 W.J.V. Osterhout rowing Lawrence Blinks, one other man, in boat, on river, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.58 Christmas tree, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.59 Electrometer in laboratory, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.60 Valonia cells mounted, in laboratory, Bermuda, no.2
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.61 Sunset, no.1, taken by W.J.V. Osterhout, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.62 Sunset, no.2, taken by W.J.V. Osterhout, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.63 Sunset, no.3, taken by W.J.V. Osterhout, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.64 Sunset, no.4, taken by W.J.V. Osterhout, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.65 Sunset, no.5, taken by W.J.V. Osterhout, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.66 Sunset, no.6, taken by W.J.V. Osterhout, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.67 W.J.V. Osterhout in laboratory with students, University of California, Berkley
1905emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.68 W.J.V. Osterhout in laboratory with students, University of California, Berkley, larger view
1905emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.69 Sunset, no.7, taken by W.J.V. Osterhout, Bermuda
1925emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.70 H. Soto, W. Hastings, S. Inoue, sitting on bench outside building, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
1964emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.71 W.J.V. Osterhout, Otto Loewi, standing ouside, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
1951emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.72 House beside Riddell's Bay, with boat, to collect Valonia, in foreground, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.73 Building to the right, Grasmere laboratory, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.74 W.J.V. Osterhout, standing outside, bay in background, Grasmere laboratory, Bermuda
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U4.6.75 W.J.V. Osterhout, small portrait
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U4.6.76 Valonia on shelf in laboratory, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.77 Valonia cells mounted, in laboratory, Bermuda, no.3
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.78 Building beside bay, Harvard University laboratory, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.79 Six views from a microscope of Valonia cells
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U4.6.80 W.J.V. Osterhout's workstation in laboratory, with cells on the left, electrometer on the right, Bermuda
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.81 Biotechnical apparatus, used by W.J.V. Osterhout, Bermuda
1921emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.82 W.J.V. Osterhout, working on electrical response of Valonia cells, in laboratory, Bermuda, no.3
1921emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33
U4.6.83 W.J.V. Osterhout, standing in river, collecting Valonia, Bermuda, no.2
1923emph: Size:; emph: Format:LH-B-33