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Aaron Bodansky

Born  1896
Died  1941

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American biochemist, born 1896, Elizabethgrad, Russia; died 1941.

Biography of Aaron Bodansky

Aaron Bodansky was born in Russia. In 1897, when he was eleven years old, the family migrated to the United States. He graduated Ph. D. in 1923 from Cornell University and M.D. from the University of Chicago in 1935. In about 1926 he joined the staff of the Laboratory Division at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York.

From 1930 Bodansky was professor of pathological chemistry at University of Texas, Austin, and director of laboratories at the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston.

He was an excellent teacher who contributed much to the literature on hormonal studies and bone and to biochemical techniques. His special interest was in calcium metabolism. Aaron Bodansky was married to Marie Syrkin. They had one son, David. She left Bodansky and took the child with her because she wanted to pursue a career of her own.


  • Deviation from the BEER law in the Kuttner-Cohen mathod for determination of phosphorus. A. Bodansky, L. Hallman and R. Bonoff.
    Proceedings of the Society of Experimental Biology, New York, 1931, 28: 732-763.
  • Experimental factors influencing blood phosphatase values.
    A. Bodansky, Henry Lewis Jaffe (1896-1979) and J. P. Chandler.
    The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1932; 97: 16-17.
  • Phosphatase studies. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1932; 99: 197-206, and 1933; 102: 93-104.
  • Notes on the determination of serum inorganic phosphate and serum phosphatase activity.
    The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, August 1937, 120: 167-175.
  • The blood-sugar of normal human subjects after the intravenous injection of insulin. Aaron Bodansky and Sutherland Simpson (1863-1926).
    Quarterly Journal of Experimental Physiology, London, 1927, 17 (2): 57-64.
  • Experimental hyperparathyroidism in Guinea pigs leading to ostitis fibrosa.
    A. Bodansky, John E. Blair, and Henry L. Jaffe.
    The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1930, 87 (3): 629-647. Biographical:
  • Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:
    Dictionary of Medical Eponyms.
    The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989. New edition in 2002.

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