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Hepler, Opal E. (Opal Elsie), 1899-1993



  • Existence: 1899 - 1993

Opal Elsie Hepler was born in Streator, Illinois, on October 26, 1899. She obtained a B.S. (1921), M.S. (1929), Ph.D. (1934), and M.D. (1941), all from Northwestern University.

Dr. Hepler began her teaching career at Northwestern University in 1929 as an instructor in pathology. Promoted to assistant professor in 1941 she became associate professor in 1948 and served in that position until 1967. During her last year on the faculty, 1967-1968, she held the title of professor and in 1968 she was named emeritus. Dr. Hepler also served as director of clinical laboratories at both the Northwestern University Medical and Passavant Memorial Hospital.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Opal E. Hepler (1899-1993) Papers

Identifier: 18/3/13/1
Abstract The Opal E. Hepler papers, arranged in four boxes, date between 1926 and 1967. They include small amounts of biographical material, materials relating to her graduate education, correspondence and teaching files. The bulk of the papers consist of drafts of and notes for various versions of her Manual of clinical laboratory methods. A few reprints of her articles are also included.
Dates: 1926-1967