Albert Dorfman (1916–1982) was an American biochemical geneticist, notable for discovery of the cause of Hurler's syndrome.  He was also noted for his contributions to vaccine against Streptococcus infections.  He also contributed to advances against rheumatic fever. Dorfman was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Director of the La Rabida University, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Chicago, Director of the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Mental Retardation Research Center, Richard T. Crane Distinguished Service Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry.
Life and career
- 1948 – becomes an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago
- 1957 – becomes Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry
- 1957–1972 – he serves as Director of the La Rabida University of Chicago Institute
- 1962–1972 – he serves as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics
- 1967 – July 27, 1982 – he was Director of the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Mental Retardation Research Center and the Richard T. Crane Distinguished Service Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry
- National Academies Press:Biographical Memoirs V.72 (1997) BY NANCY B. SCHWARTZ AND LENNART RODÉN
- New York Times: Vaccine Against Streptococcus Infections Tested; Animals and a Few Persons Studied, Heart Parley Told U. of Chicago Team Discloses Its Preliminary Successes, STUART H. LOORY, october 22, 1966
- New York Times:RHEUMATIC CASES REPORTED HELPED; Doctors Say Penicillin Use May Prevent Heart Ailment After Streptecoccal Sore Throat,By LAWRENCE E. DAVIES Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. June 23, 1950,
- "The University of Chicago, Department of Pediatrics, Library Resources, Dr. Albert Dorfman". Archived from the original on 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2011-12-23.