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Maurice Harrison Seevers

pharmacologist , educator.

Maurice Harrison Seevers, American pharmacologist, educator. Decorated Order of Sacred Treasure 2d class, Order of Rising Sun 3d class (Japan); recipient Nathan B. Eddy Memorial award National Academy Sciences-National Research Council, 1974.


Seevers, Maurice Harrison was born on October 3, 1901 in Topeka. Son of Giles Alpheus and Emma Mary (Dreisbach) Seevers.


Bachelor of Arts, Washburn College, 1924. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1928, Doctor of Medicine 1930. Doctor of Laws, University Hokkaido (Japan), 1976.


Research assistant University of Chicago, 1926-1928. Instructor pharmacology Loyola University, Chicago, 1929. Intern State of Wisconsin General Hospital, Madison, 1930-1932.

Assistant professor pharmacology University of Wisconsin, 1930-1934, associate professor, 1934-1942. Professor, department chairman pharmacology University of Michigan, from 1942, professor, chairman emeritus, associate dean Medical School, 1947-1950. Director Miles Laboratory.


  • Editorial board Physiological Revs., Anesthesiology and Procs. Experimental Biology and Medicine. Contributor articles to physiological, medical journals.


Member Surgeon General’s Committee on Smoking and Health, 1964. Member pharmacological study section National Institutes of Health, commission on drug addiction, narcotics National Research Council. Member American Physiological Society, American Society Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (council 1937, president 1946-1948), American Medical Association (council pharmacy and chemistry.

Clubs: University, Barton Hills Country (Ann Arbor).


Married Frances Lois Hebl, November 14, 1936. Children: Pamela, Giles.

Giles Alpheus Seevers

Emma Mary (Dreisbach) Seevers

Frances Lois Hebl

Pamela Seevers

Giles Seevers