About this Collection

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 1910 to 2004. The Julius Axelrod Papers contain laboratory notebooks, research reports, published articles and books, correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, speeches, news clippings, and photographs.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 has made available online a digitized selection of the Julius Axelrod Papers. This website provides access to the portions of the Julius Axelrod Papers that are now publicly available. Individuals interested in conducting research using the full collection of Julius Axelrod Papers should contact the National Library of Medicine.

This Profile is designed to introduce you to the various phases of Axelrod's scientific career and professional life. Narrative sections available from the navigation bar under "The Story" focus on Axelrod's life and major scientific contributions.

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