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Robert L. Martensen

AKA Robert Lawrence Martensen

Born: 1-Jan-1947
Birthplace: Lake County, OH
Died: 26-Sep-2013
Location of death: Pasadena, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Doctor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Brain Takes Shape: An Early History

Wife: (three sons)
Son: Bayard Martensen

    University: BA, Harvard University (1969)
    Medical School: MD, Dartmouth College (1974)
    University: MA and PhD, University of California at San Francisco (1993)
    Professor: Harvard Medical School
    Professor: Medicine, Tulane University

    National Institutes of Health Dir., Office of NIH History (2007-12)
    Sierra Club
    Guggenheim Fellowship 2002

Author of books:
The Brain Takes Shape: An Early History (2004, history of science)
A Life Worth Living: A Doctor's Reflections on Illness in a High-Tech Era (2008, social studies)

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