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Department of Physiology records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-16.96

Scope and Contents

The records consist of a five year plan for the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology outlining the current and future program and research for 1960. Also included is "A Brief Historical Account of Research in the Comparative Physiology Laboratory during 1954-1987" by Paul O. Fromm. The photographs in the collection consist of images of graduate students, faculty and staff from the Comparative Physiology Laboratory.

The collection also includes published annual reports from 1924-1935 and unpublished from 1953-1971.


  • 1960 - 1994

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

Physiology was first taught in 1908 in the Department of Zoology and Physiology. The Physiology and Pharmacology Department was established in 1923 and focused on agricultural, veterinary and general science. Before the department was established, pharmacology was taught in the Veterinary Department. The College of Human Medicine was created in 1964 which also created more positions in the Physiology Department as courses were offered for more than just animals. Pharmacology became its own department in 1965. Physiology also became involved in the College of Osteopathic Medicine when it moved to campus in 1970. The Department of Physiology is currently administered by the Colleges of Natural Science, Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station.

Source: Department of Physiology website


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 6 folders)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University,

Property Rights: Michigan State University


Department of Physiology Records
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US