Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Here are entered works on the science of drugs, including their chemistry, actions, and effects. Works on the study of the properties, preparation, and uses of drugs from natural sources are entered under Pharmacognosy.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents These papers relate mostly to a long-standing patent dispute between Gordon Alles, George Piness, and Smith, Kline and French Laboratories over the manufacturing rights to medical agents, including benzedrine salts and phenyl-isopropylamine salts. There is also a small amount of Caltech-related material on the Gordon A. Alles Laboratory of Molecular Biology, biographical and bibliographical material, miscellaneous correspondence, material related to wartime research, and a complete set of Alles...
Dates: 1927 - 1974
File — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection provides a thorough record of George Ellery Hale’s activities. A prolific correspondent, Hale kept copies of most of his letters. The collections contains significant material relating to the theoretical and instrumental development of astrophysics, the history of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, and the early history of the California Institute of Technology. It also documents Hale’s work with the National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council.
Abstract Joseph B. Koepfli (1904-2004) was a research associate in chemistry at Caltech from 1932 to 1971. His field of study was organic chemistry, principally alkaloids and other physiologically active substances such as adrenalin and insulin. He was trained in pharmacology and during World War II worked on developing antimalarial drugs. Koepfli's papers document a portion of his chemical research as well as his role as a science adviser to the U.S. State Department.