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Campbell, Dan Hampton (Immunochemist)



  • Existence: 1908 - 1974


Background: Caltech Professor of Immunochemistry, 1942-1974; President of the American Association of Immunologists, 1972-1973.


Description: Campbell was a pioneer in the field of immunochemistry, which is the study of antigen-antibody reactions. These reactons occur when the body produces specific proteins (antibodies) in response to invasion by foreign substances (antigens). He was particularly interested the mechanism of hibernation, and he made extensive studies of the physiology and blood chemistry of artic animals. During World War II he developed a widely used substitute for blood plasma and was a consultant to the Manhattan Project.


Collection Notes: Papers, 1940-1974. Primarily correspondence. Also research materials and reprints of articles.

Collection size: 7 boxes, 3 linear ft.

Finding aid available at the Archives.

Photo of Campbell with Chemistry faculty (PhotoNet).

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Dan Campbell Photo

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1988-00181

Of Bodies & Antibodies

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1986-00094

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Unprocessed Material 3
Archival Object 1
Biology 2
Chemistry 1
Frontiers Of Science 1
Manuscript Collection 1
Photo Archive 1