Albert Dorfman

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Albert Dorfman (1916–1982) was an American biochemical geneticist, notable for discovery of the cause of Hurler's syndrome. [1] He was also noted for his contributions to vaccine against Streptococcus infections. [2] He also contributed to advances against rheumatic fever.[3] Dorfman was a member of the National Academy of Sciences,[1][4] Director of the La Rabida University,[1][4] Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Chicago,[1][4] Director of the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Mental Retardation Research Center,[1][4] Richard T. Crane Distinguished Service Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry.[1][4]

Life and career[edit]

Dorfman was born and grew up in Chicago. Dorfman received his B.S. degree in 1936, a Ph.D. degree in 1939, and an M.D. degree in 1944 – all from the University of Chicago.[1][4]

  • 1948 – becomes an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago[1][4]
  • 1957 – becomes Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry[1][4]
  • 1957–1972 – he serves as Director of the La Rabida University of Chicago Institute[1][4]
  • 1962–1972 – he serves as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics[1][4]
  • 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[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l National Academies Press:Biographical Memoirs V.72 (1997) BY NANCY B. SCHWARTZ AND LENNART RODÉN
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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,
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "The University of Chicago, Department of Pediatrics, Library Resources, Dr. Albert Dorfman". Archived from the original on 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2011-12-23.