Academic journal article Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

Acknowledgments

Academic journal article Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

Acknowledgments

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This work depended on the vision of Drs. Gerhard Schmidt and Morris Cynkin, who recorded conversations they shared in the early 1970s, with a goal of preserving an important story. Thanks are due to Drs. Henry Mautner and Clark Sawin, who arranged the partial transcription of the recorded discussions. 1 give special thanks to members of Gerhard's family-Mrs. Edith Schmidt, Dr. Milton and Homai Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, and Dr. Renate Bever-who have generously shared their memories and access to family history and provided numerous photographs. Recollections of working with Gerhard were shared by his students: Drs. Lowell Greenbaum, Maurice Bessman, Marya Seraydarian, and Peter Cashion.

Many people have provided sources of information. I thank Anne Sauer, Director of Tufts University's Digital Collections and Archives, where the cassettes with the recorded conversations are deposited; Dr. Susanne Belovari, PhD Archivist for Reference and Collections at Tufts University, for help on records of Gerhard and other German refugee physicians at Tufts University School of Medicine; and Elizabeth Richardson, Associate Librarian of Tufts Health Sciences Library for help in the School of Medicine archives. Dr. Alan F. Hofmann provided a copy of his book, Siegfried Thannhauser (1885-1962) Physician and Scientist in Turbulent Times. Dr. David Zimmerman, Department of History, University of Victoria in Canada, published important insight related to Dr. Schmidt's two-year appointment at Queen's University, and provided copies of documents from the files of the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning (now the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics [CARA]; I thank Ryan Mundy of CARA for permission to cite these documents. Susan Office, Assistant to the University Archivist of Queen's University, also provided documents related to the years in Canada. I am grateful to Prof. Ulrich Brandt, Department of Molecular Bioenergetics of the Gustav Embden Center for Biological Chemistry, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt, Germany, for providing a biography of Dr. …

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