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U.S. physiologist, born in Germany, noted especially for his pioneering work on artificial parthenogenesis.

Summary Article: Loeb, Jacques from Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Philosophers
German-American, b: 17 April 1859, Mayen, Germany, d: 11 February 1924, Hamilton, Bermuda. Cat: Philosopher of biology; experimental biologist. Ints: Nature of the will; mechanistic theory of life. Educ: Universities of Munich and Strasburg. Infls: Literary influences: Schopenhauer, E.von Hartmann and Mendel. Personal: Julius Sachs. Appts: 1886–91, Assistant in Physiology, University of Würzburg, then (1888–90) University of Strasburg and (1889) Naples Marine Biological Station; 1891–1910, Professor in Physiology, Bryn Mawr College, then (1892) University of Chicago, then (1902) University of California, Berkeley; 1910–24, Member of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. Main publications: (1890) Der Heliotropismus...    Continue Reading

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