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Leslie Brainerd Arey

Born 1891
Died 1988

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US developmental anatomist, 1891-1988.

Biography of Leslie Brainerd Arey

We received this biographical sketch of Arey from Al Telser, PhD. Al Telser is Associate Professor of Cell & Molecular Biology, Northwestern University Medical School, and knew Dr. Arey for the last 17 years of his life.

Leslie Brainerd Arey received his PhD from Harvard University in 1917. He came to Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, in 1916, and taught here continuously for 73 years including still working in the Histology labs with us in 1987, just a few months before he passed away. He never took a sabbatical but did travel extensively.

Arey was also a very well-known histologist and had published a book called "Human Histology" that saw 4 editions.

The Leslie Brainerd Arey Chair of Biosciences was established by Mary E. Arey in memory of her husband.

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