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biology educator

Viktor Hamburger was German biology educator. Recipient F.O. Schmitt medal in neuroscience, 1976, Radh Govinda Harrison prize International Society Development Biology, 1981, Louise Gross Horwitz prize, 1983, Fidia Georgetown Neurosci. award, 1987, National medal Science, 1989, Karl Spencer Lashley award, America Philosophical Society, 1990.

Background

Hamburger, Viktor was born on July 9, 1900 in Landeshut, Silesia, Germany. Came to the United States, 1932, naturalized, 1940. Son of Max and Elsbeth (Gradenwitz) Hamburger.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Freiburg, Germany, 1925. D.S. (honorary), Washington University, St. Louis, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Uppsala University, Sweden, 1984.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Rockefeller University, 1996.

Career

Professor zoology Washington University, 1941-1968, E. Mallinckrodt disting professor emeritus, from 1968.

Works

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (chairman section F), Society Development Biology, International Society Development Biology, Society Neuroscis. (Ralph Gerard prize 1985).

Connections

Children– Doris Sloan, Carola Marte.

father:
Max Hamburger

mother:
Elsbeth (Gradenwitz) Hamburger

children:
Doris Sloan Hamburger

Carola Marte Hamburger