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Julius Axelrod (1912-2004) was an American pharmacologist and neuroscientist who shared the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the actions of neurotransmitters in regulating the metabolism of the nervous system. The National Library of Medicine is the repository for the Julius Axelrod Papers, which range from 1915 to 1998. The Julius Axelrod Papers contain laboratory notebooks, research reports, published articles and books, correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, speeches, news clippings, and photographs.
As part of its Profiles in Science project, the National Library of Medicine is digitizing and making available over the World Wide Web a selection of the Julius Axelrod Papers, for use by educators and researchers. This Web site provides access to the portions of the Julius Axelrod Papers that are now publicly available. Individuals interested in conducting research in the Julius Axelrod Papers are invited to contact the National Library of Medicine.
This online Exhibit is designed to introduce you to the various phases of Axelrod's scientific career and professional life. It is divided into sections that focus on Axelrod's life and major scientific contributions. We suggest that new visitors begin with this exhibit, which includes a small selection of documents and visuals, organized within these sections. Each section begins with a "Background Narrative," which leads to "Documents" and "Visuals."
Visitors may access additional materials through Search on the navigation bar. They may also view the materials alphabetically or chronologically by choosing Browse on the navigation bar. Documents and visuals in these lists are arranged by format and then either alphabetically by title or chronologically.