Stanley Cohen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-1005

  • Staff Only

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Collection of laboratory notebooks compiled by Marty Reich, who was the very skilled assistant to Dr. Stanley Cohen. There are a total of 18 notebooks and each notebook has an index. Topics of the notebooks are: PREPRO EGF; DAN-RAN; EGF Preps 1-8; Binding Studies; Tissue Cultures; Cell Culture Experiments (4 books); and seven miscellaneous notebooks.

Dates

  • 1969 - 1991

Creator

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Reproduction Rights

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Stanley Cohen (1922-2020 ) was a professor or Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University. His research centered on cell growth and has lead to better treatments for burn victims, cancer patients and others who have benefited from improved cell repair. After receiving the Nobel Prize in 1986, he remained at Vanderbilt working in his lab and with graduate students until his retirement in January 2000.

Dr. Cohen was born November 17, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY. He was educated at Brooklyn College (BA 1943, chemistry and zoology), Oberlin College (MA 1945, zoology), and the University of Michigan (Ph.D. 1948, biochemistry). After six years of teaching biochemistry at the University of Michigan and Colorado School of Medicine, he went to Washington University, St. Louis, first as a post-doctoral fellow and then as an Associate Professor. In 1959, he joined the faculty of the Biochemistry Department at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, engaged in teaching and research and rapidly advanced to the rank of professor. In 1986, the Board of Trust of Vanderbilt conferred on him the honor of Distinguished Professor. Stanley Cohen was the first ever to be so honored in the Medical School.

In addition to honorary degrees and special named prizes awarded from Brandeis, Columbia, Chicago and Wisconsin Universities, Stanley Cohen has received the following high honors over the years: American Cancer Society Research Professor of Biochemistry (1976); National Medal of Science (1986); Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation (1986) Nobel Prize in Medicine (1986).

Dr Cohen died Wednesday, February 5, in Nashville, TN. He was 97.

For more information and pictures please see the VUMC Online Biography of Dr. Cohen or the Nobel Prize's Autobiography of Dr. Cohen .

Extent

15.40 Cubic Feet (12 Paige boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection of laboratory notebooks compiled by Marty Reich, who was the very skilled assistant to Dr. Stanley Cohen. There are a total of 18 notebooks and each notebook has an index. Topics of the notebooks are: PREPRO EGF; DAN-RAN; EGF Preps 1-8; Binding Studies; Tissue Cultures; Cell Culture Experiments (4 books); and seven miscellaneous notebooks.

Acquisition Information

Accession records indicate collection was donated in parts between 2000 and 2006.

Processing History

processed on Unknown Date
Title
Stanley Cohen Papers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Date
2006-12-21
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Contact:
Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


 

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