Oral Histories

Pletscher, Alfred

Biographical Sketch:

Alfred Pletscher studied medicine and chemistry in Geneva, Zurich, and Rome. His lifelong aim was to turn the advances in basic science into clinical reality, an aim that he pursued first at the Science Department of the University Hospital in Basle, Switzerland, and later, beginning in 1955, at Hoffmann-La Roche in Basle, where he held leading positions including that of Director of Corporate Research and member of the Board of Directors (1967–1978). Before taking up his functions at Roche, Pletscher was fortunate in spending a year at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in the laboratory of Bernard Brodie.

Pletscher, Alfred
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Interviewer: T.Ban



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