Flexner, Simon


1863–1946 American pathologist and first Director of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.

Keywords: poliomyelitis; Rockefeller Institute; cerebrospinal meningitis; Welch

Further Reading

Flexner S (1933) Prevention of poliomyelitis. British Medical Journal i: 132–135.

Flexner S and Flexner JT (1941) William Henry Welch and the Heroic Age of American Medicine. New York: Viking Press.

Benison S (1974) Poliomyelitis and the Rockefeller Institute. Journal of the History of Medicine and the Allied Sciences 29: 74–92.

Corner GW (1965) History of the Rockefeller Institute. New York: Rockefeller Institute Press.

Dictionary of American Biography (1974) supplement 4, pp. 286–289. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Dictionary of Scientific Biography (1970–1980) Gillispie CC (ed.), vol. 5, pp. 39–41. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society (1948–1949) 6: 409–445.

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Herrick, Claire EJ(Aug 2001) Flexner, Simon. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002791]