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Arthur Hirschfelder papers

Identifier: uarc 733

Scope and Content

This collection contains material to accompany Hirschfelder’s photostatic copy of William Withering's Account of the Fox-Glove, 1785. Also includes one folder of correspondence with University President George Vincent (1913-1917), and slides of plants.


  • 1913-1917


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Arthur Hirschfelder (1879-1942)

Arthur Douglass Hirschfelder, B.S. (1897) University of California, M.D. (1903) Johns Hopkins University. Professor of pharmacology at the University of Minnesota (1913-1942). Known for his studies of local anesthesia.

Arthur Hirschfelder was born on September 29, 1879. He received his B.S. in zoology from the University of California in 1897. He studied at the Pasteur Institute in France (1898-1899) and Heidelberg University in Germany (1899) before completing his M.D. at Johns Hopkins University in 1903. He held the positions of assistant in medicine at Sooper Medical College from 1904-1905, and instructor and associate in medicine at Johns Hopkins University from 1905-1913, at which point he was named a professor of pharmacology at the University of Minnesota. Hirschfelder was well known for studies on local anesthesia and treatment of heart ailments. He remained at the University until 1942, leaving because of illness. He died on October 11, 1942 at the age of 63.


1 box (0.25 cubic feet)


This collection contains the papers of Arthur Hirschfelder, professor of pharmacology at the University of Minnesota from 1913-1942.

Source of acquisition

The source of acquisition for the Arthur Hirschfelder collection is unknown.

Arthur Hirschfelder Papers, 1913-1917
University Archives Staff
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Finding aid written in English

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