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Robertson Pratt

Robertson Pratt, American educator. Recipient Ebert Prize for research on penicillin, 1949.


  • Pratt, Robertson was born on October 28, 1909 in Brooklyn. Son of Abram Johnston and Janet (Robertson) Pratt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1931, Doctor of Philosophy., 1936.


    • Instructor pharmacognosy University of California, 1938-1941, assistant professor, 1941-1945, associate professor, 1945-1951, professor, 1951-1976, professor pharmacognosy and antibiotics, 1954-1976. Penicillin research Cutter laboratories, 1943-1945, consultant microbiology problems, 1945-1947.


    • Author: Antibiotics (with Jean Dufrenoy), 1949. Pharmacognosy (with H. W. Youngken, Junior), 1951. Associate editor United States Dispensatory, 1955-1960, co-editor-in-chief, 1960-1976.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member of New York, California academics science, Society American Bacteriologists (president Northern California and Hawaii branch 1952-1954), American Society Plant Physiologists, American Pharmaceutical Association, American Society Pharmacognosy, Society Economics Botany, Infectious Disease Society American, Sigma Xi, Rho Chi, Phi Delta Chi.


    • Married Jean Noack, September 1, 1948. Children: Robin Jean, David Walter.
    • father: Abram Johnston Pratt
    • mother: Janet (Robertson) Pratt
    • spouse: Jean Noack
    • children: Robin Jean Pratt
    • David Walter Pratt
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    Born October 28, 1909
    Died March 21, 1976
    (aged 66)