Int. & Neuropharmac., 1969, 8,493
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NICHOLAS GIARMAN DR. NICHOLAS GIARMAN died October 11, 1968 as the result of an automobile accident while engaged in a site visit in Boston for the National Institute of Mental Health. Most of his professional life was spent at Yale University School of Medicine. He was an outstanding and memorable teacher, warm, and always amiably fostering invention in his many students--medical, graduate and postdoctoral, as well as professional colleagues in pharmacology and the neurobiological sciences. He was almost unique as a neuropharmacologist who had firm roots in the traditions and techniques of classical pharmacology, while having expertise in relevant biochemical techniques and approaches. He spent a year (1954-1955) with J. H. Gaddum; thereafter, his laboratories were not only the center of neuropharmacological studies at Yale, but attracted colleagues, interested in his studies of the biogenic amines and acetylcholine, from many quarters of the globe. He was among the first to indicate the importance of subcellular sequences in interpreting the significance of whole brain levels and he brought a characteristic balanced judgment to his work on sleep, temperature, and psychoactive drugs. For those many scientists whose life he touched as a counselor, as the American Regional Editor of BiochemicaIPharmacology, as an active member of many societies and government committees, his special warmth and perspective will be sorely missed. DANIEL X. FREEDMAN