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Detlev Wulf Bronk

Bronk, Detlev Wulf (dĕtˈləf, brŏngk) [key], 1897–1975, American biologist and administrator, b. New York City, grad. Swarthmore College (B.A., 1920), Ph.D. Univ. of Michigan, 1926. He was professor of medical physics at the Univ. of Pennsylvania from 1929 to 1949 and also director of the Institute of Neurology (1936–40, 1942–49). From 1949 to 1953 he was president of Johns Hopkins. In 1953 he became president of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (now Rockefeller Univ.), New York City. In his lectures, Bronk called for an understanding of science in terms of human values.

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