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Detlev Bronk, MS1922, PhD1926, HLLD’49

Detlev Bronk
Courtesy of Joshua Lederberg, National Library of Medicine

Biology and physics were entirely separate disciplines until Bronk formulated the theory underlying biophysics. An educator who was a dean at Swarthmore and president of Johns Hopkins University, Rockefeller University, and the National Academy of Sciences, Bronk was also an adviser to Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy.

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