Carl Caskey Speidel papers
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- 1923 - 1982
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Carl Caskey Speidel was born in Washington, D.C. on October 26, 1893. He received his Ph.B from Lafayette College 1914, and received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1918. He married Margaret Knowles on June 17, 1920, and began as an assistant professor of anatomy at the University of Virginia Medical School later that year.
In 1927, he won the Virginia Academy of Science's J. Shelton Horsley Research award, and in 1932 he received attention from the press when he took the $1000 prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his research on nerve growth in living tadpoles. He continued to receive press attention throughout his career for his research films, which showed "living cells in action".
He was a trustee of the Marine Biology Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and a member of many professional science organizations. He retired from teaching at the Medical School in 1964, and died on September 19, 1982.
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