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Haldan Keffer Hartline

Haldan Keffer Hartline, American educator, physiologist. Recipient William H. Howell award physiology, 1927; Howard Crosby Warren medal experimental psychology, 1948; A.A. Michelson award Case Institute, 1964; Nobel prize in physiology or medicine, 1967; Lighthouse award New York City, 1969.

Background

  • Hartline, Haldan Keffer was born on December 22, 1903 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Daniel Schollenberger and Harriet Franklin (Keffer) Hartline.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1923, Honorary Doctor of Science, 1959. Doctor of Medicine Johns Hopkins, 1927, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1969. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 1971.

      M.D. (honorary), University Freiburg i/B, 1971. Doctor of Science (honorary), Rockefeller U., 1976, U. Maryland., 1978, Syracuse University, 1979. Eldridge Johnson traveling research scholar, U. Leipzig and Munich, 1929-1931.

    Career

    • Research fellow medical science Johns Hopkins, 1927-1929. Fellow in medical physics Eldridge Johnson Research Foundation, University of Pennsylvania, 1931-1936, assistant professor biophysics, 1936-1940, 41-42, associate professor biophysics, 1943-1948, professor, 1948-1949. Associate professor physiology Cornell University Medical College, New York City, 1940-1941.

      Professor biophysics, department chairman Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, 1949-1953. Professor Rockefeller U., New York City, 1953-1974, emeritus, 1974-1983.

    Membership

    Member National Academy Sciences, American Physiological Society, American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Royal Society (foreign mem.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Elizabeth Kraus, April. Children: Daniel Keffer, Peter Haldan, Frederick Flanders.
    • father: Daniel Schollenberger Hartline
    • mother: Harriet Franklin (Keffer) Hartline
    • spouse: Mary Elizabeth Kraus
    • children: Daniel Keffer Hartline
    • Peter Haldan Hartline
    • Frederick Flanders Hartline
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    Died March 17, 1983
    (aged 79)
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