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Robert Marion Featherstone

Robert Marion Featherstone, American educator, pharmacologist. Member American Society Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (council 1958-1961, 64-67, president 1968), Society Experimental Biology and Medical, Royal Society Medicine, Japanese National Pharmacology Society, American Chemical Society (chairman Iowa 1947, nat. council 1972-1975), Western Pharmacology Society (president 1960), Sigma XI.

Background

  • Featherstone, Robert Marion was born on December 24, 1914 in Anderson, Indiana, United States. Son of Marion L. and Adah Mary (Brown) Featherstone.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Ball State University, 1940, Doctor of Laws, 1962. Master of Sciences, University Iowa, 1942, Doctor of Philosophy., 1943.

    Career

    • Instructor biochemistry Medical College South Carolina., 1943-1944. Assistant professor, associate professor, then professor pharmacology U. Iowa College Medicine, 1944-1957. Professor of University California School Medicine, San Francisco, 1957-1974, department chairman pharmacology and extpl. therapeutics, 1957-1973.

      Visiting professor physiology department U. Geneva, Switzerland, 1973-1974. Chairman pharmacology training program committee National Institutes of Health, 1963-1967. President 5th International Congress Pharmacology, 1972.

      Member of council International Union Pharmacology, 1969-1974.

    Works

    • Author, editor (with A. Simon): A Pharmacologic Approach to the Study of the Mind, 1959. (with J. Hidalgo) Farmacologia del Sistema Nervioso Autonomo, 1963. A guide to Molecular Pharmacology, 1973.

      Editorial consultant Science, Bio-chemical Pharmacology, Molecular Pharmacology. Contributor research papers to professional literature.

    Membership

    Member American Society Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (council 1958-1961, 64-67, president 1968), Society Experimental Biology and Medical, Royal Society Medicine, Japanese National Pharmacology Society, American Chemical Society (chairman Iowa 1947, nat. council 1972-1975), Western Pharmacology Society (president 1960), Sigma XI.

    Connections

    • Married Joyce Amanda Byrum, August 31, 1940. Children: David Byrum, Jean, James Byrum, Judith Annual.
    • father: Marion L. Featherstone
    • mother: Adah Mary (Brown) Featherstone
    • spouse: Joyce Amanda Byrum
    • children: David Byrum Featherstone
    • Jean Featherstone
    • James Byrum Featherstone
    • Judith Ann Featherstone
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    Born December 24, 1914
    Died March, 1974
    (aged 59)
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