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Simon Flexner, circa 1930s

Courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center

In 1901 Flexner was appointed to the Board of Directors of the newly formed Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. He became the Institute's first director in 1902, remaining there until his retirement in 1935. In 1937 and 1938 he served as Eastman Professor at Oxford University. Among many awards and honors, Flexner was elected to the American College of Physicians (1895) and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1908).

See also Dr. Flexner's Experiment and The First Effective Therapy for Meningococcal Meningitis

Director 1903-1935; emeritus 1935-1946


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