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David F. Waugh papers

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Identifier: MC-0255

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  • Creation: 1932 - 1989


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David Floyd Waugh, 1915-1984, AB in zoology, 1935; PhD in physiology, 1940, Washington University, joined the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1941 as assistant professor of physical biology. He became associate professor in 1947 and was professor of biophysics from 1954 to 1984. He served on numerous committees and panels of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, and the National Institutes of Health. The focus of his research was on the chemical and physical processes involved in the interaction of protein molecules, blood coagulation and hemostasis, the formation and structure of micelles, and the chemistry of insulin. He developed a quick and accurate test for active insulin and a method of synthesis which increased insulin production.


18.7 Cubic Feet (17 record cartons, 3 manuscript boxes, 2 half manuscript boxes, 1 flat storage box)

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Prelmininary Inventory to the Papers of David F. Waugh
Under Revision
Mark A. Vargas
Copyright 1988
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