Oliver Gaebler

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1959 AACC Past President’s Award

Oliver H. Gaebler was born in 1895 at Swiss, Missouri. He received his A.B. degree from Central Wesleyan College in 1917 and he then spent three years at the University of Missouri, where he completed his first two years of Medicine and did graduate work in Anatomy and Chemistry receiving the M.S. degree in 1920.

His interest in biochemical methods of analysis and in hormones began during the summer of 1920 at the University of Chicago. During the following two years he was a fellow at the University of Toronto and received the Ph.D. degree in 1922. His research work was concerned with the metabolism of creatine and creatinine. He completed the third year of medicine at Johns Hopkins University and was Research Associate at the University of Rochester for a year. He soon became an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the State University of Iowa for three years.

He finally completed his medical course at Cornell University in 1928. From then until May 1947 he was Associate in Chemistry at Henry Ford Hospital. In 1947 he became Director of Biochemistry Edsel B. Ford Institute for Medical Research. His papers are concerned with isolation and identification problems, analytical methods, metabolic studies with particular reference to the results of vitamin deficiencies and action of hormones.

1959 Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry

Oliver Gaebler won the AACC award for outstanding contributions to clinical chemistry in 1959.