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anatomist , physiologist.

Samuel Robert Means Reynolds, American anatomist, physiologist.


Reynolds, Samuel Robert Means was born on December 9, 1903 in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Walter Doty and Elizabeth Brown (Means) Reynolds.


Bachelor of Arts, Swarthmore College, 1927, Master of Arts, 1928, Honorary Doctor of Science, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1931. Doctor honoris causa, U. Catolica de Chile, 1950.

Professor honoris causa, Faculty Medical Montevideo. Doctor of Humane Letters, Loyola University, Chicago, 1969.


National Research Council fellow Johns Hopkins Medical school and department embryology Carnegie Institute of Washington, Baltimore, 1931-1932. Guggenheim fellow U. Rochester School Medicine and Dentistry, 1937-1938, University of Oxford, England, 1950-1951. Commonwealth Fund fellow, Central and S. American, 1965.

Instructor physiology Western Reserve U., Cleveland, 1932-1933. Instructor to associate professor physiology Long Island College Medicine, 1933-1941. Physiologist department embryology Carnegie Institute, 1941-1955, acting director department embryology, 1952-1953.

Professor, department chairman anatomy University of Illinois College Medicine, 1956-1969, professor emeritus, 1969-1982. Lecturer obstetrics Johns Hopkins, 1941-1956. Visiting professor Montevideo, 1950, 55, 65, 67, Recife, 1955.

Visiting professor obstetrics and gynecology University of California at Los Angeles, 1965. Holmes lecturer University College, London, 1951, also United States, Canada, Belgium, France. Consultant developmental biological training committee United States Public Health Service, 1958-1961.

Consultant heart research committee National Institutes of Health, 1959-1960. Chairman Microcirculatory Society, Inc., 1957-1958.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Physiology of Uterus and Clinical Correlations, 1939, review edits., 1949, 65. Physiological Bases of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1952. Clinical Measurement of Uterine Forces, 1954.

      Also many other publications in physiology, anatomy, obstetrics, gynecology, and related fields.


Served as aviation physiologist, major A.C., United States Army, 1942-1945. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy Science, American Gynecological Society (honorary), American College Obstetrics and Gynecology (honorary associate fellow). Member American Physiological Society, American Association Anatomists (2d vice president 1962-1964), Society Experimental Biological Medicine (member of council 1955-1956), Harvey Society New York, American Society Naturalists, Military Order World Wars, Society Mayflower Descendants, Phi Beta Kappa Associates, Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa.

Member numerous United States and foreign biological, gynecological societies.


Married Mary Elizabeth Curtis, August 18, 1931. Children: Nancy Tupper, Harriet Jeffers (Mistress.

Walter Doty Reynolds

Elizabeth Brown (Means) Reynolds

Mary Elizabeth Curtis

Nancy Tupper Reynolds

Harriet Jeffers (Mrs Reynolds