Biochemical and Pharmacological Approaches in the Study of Sympathetic Nerves

  • Julius Axelrod


My introduction to biological research was unplanned and accidental. I received a B.S. degree in biology from The City College of New York in 1933 with the hope of studying medicine. At that time, however, it was virtually impossible for a City College graduate to be accepted by a medical school, and I was no exception. Through a friend I heard of an opening for a “volunteer” laboratory assistant in the Department of Bacteriology at New York University. Though this position paid only $25 a month, it gave me an opportunity to work in a research laboratory assisting K. G. Falk in his studies on ester-hydrolyzing enzymes in tumors


Tyrosine Hydroxylase Sympathetic Nerve Pineal Gland Adrenal Medulla Superior Cervical Ganglion 
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