Vallee Voices

An Oral History of The Vallee Foundation

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1919

1919

  Bert Lester (Blumenthal) Vallee was born in Germany on June 1. He grew up in Luxembourg.

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1938

1938

With a BSC from the University of Bern, Bert Vallee moved to the US as the first and only fellow of the International Student Service of the League of Nations.

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1943

1943

Bert earned his MD from NYU College of Medicine and began work at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he became interested in the metabolism of iron and other metals such as zinc and copper. During World War II, he was assigned to the joint HMS-MIT blood-preservation project directed by the protein chemists Edwin Cohn...

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1943

        Kuggie moved to Boston to attend Boston University. She earned her BS and EdM in Biology from Boston University while working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Science Department at BU and also as a research consultant at the New Hampshire Mental Hygiene Clinic. Bert and Kuggie met at about this...

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