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date: 04 April 2020

Mirsky, Alfred Ezralocked

(17 October 1900–19 June 1974)
  • Albert B. Costa

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Mirsky, Alfred Ezra (17 October 1900–19 June 1974), biochemist and cellular biologist, was born in New York City, the son of Michael David Mirsky, a manufacturer of nurses uniforms, and Frieda Ittelson. After his 1918 graduation from the Ethical Culture School in New York, Mirsky enrolled at Harvard College. He received a bachelor of arts degree in 1922 and began graduate study at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 1924 a fellowship to study biochemistry at Cambridge University in England resulted in his doctoral dissertation, “The Hemoglobin Molecule,” and a Ph.D. from Cambridge in 1926. In the same year he married Reba Paeff, a Radcliffe College graduate and a harpsichordist who performed with early music groups. She was also an award-winning author of children’s books. The couple had two children....

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