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Robert Marion Featherstone

educator , pharmacologist

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