Nathaniel Kleitman

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Nathaniel Kleitman
Born 26 April 1895(1895-04-26)
Kishinev, Bessarabia Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 13 August 1999 (104)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality Russian; American (nat. 1918)
Alma mater College of the City of New York (B.S., 1919); Columbia University (A.M., 1920); University of Chicago (Ph.D., 1923)

Nathaniel Kleitman (April 26, 1895 - August 13, 1999) was a Russian-born American physiologist and hypnologist, noted generally as the "father of sleep research" and the "first scholar of sleep."

Selected Bibliography

  • Kleitman, Nathaniel (1923), Studies on the Physiology of Sleep, Chicago: University of Chicago Press 
  • Kleitman, Nathaniel; Mullin, F. J.; Cooperman, N. R.; Titelbaum, S. (1937), Sleep Characteristics: How They Vary and React to Changing Conditions in the Group and the Individual, Chicago: University of Chicago Press  — "supported in part by contributions from [The Wander Company] which manufactures Ovaltine," per JAMA.[1]
  • Kleitman, Nathaniel (1939), Sleep and Wakefulness as Alternating Phases in the Cycle of Existence, Chicago: University of Chicago Press 
  • Kleitman, Nathaniel; Kleitman, Hortense (Jun. 1953), "The Sleep-Wakefulness Pattern in the Arctic", The Scientific Monthly 76 (6): 349-356 
  • Aserinsky, Eugene; Kleitman, Nathaniel (4 Sep. 1953), "Regularly Occurring Periods of Eye Motility, and Concomitant Phenomena, During Sleep", Science 118 (3062): 273-274 
  • Aserinsky, Eugene; Kleitman, Nathaniel (1 Jul. 1955), "Two Types of Ocular Motility Occurring in Sleep", Journal of Applied Physiology 8 (1)