- D. Carleton Gajdusek (1923-2008)
by David M. Asher with Michael B. A. Oldstone (microbial biology)
- Orville Chapman (1932-2004)
by Arlene Russell and Kendall N. Houk (chemistry)
- Oscar Zariski (1899-1986)
by David Mumford (mathematics)
Published since 1877, Biographical Memoirs provide the life histories and selected bibliographies of deceased National Academy of Sciences members. Colleagues familiar with the subject's work write these memoirs and as such, the series provides a biographical history of science in America.
The Online Collection includes more than 1,500 memoirs, including those of famed naturalist Louis Agassiz; Joseph Henry, the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; Thomas Edison; Alexander Graham Bell; noted anthropologist Margaret Mead; and psychologist and philosopher John Dewey.
The NAS Biographical Memoirs app provides access to the memoirs on your iPad. Download in iTunes »