Chauncey D. Leake
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||5 September 1896|
|Death||11 January 1978 (aged 81 years)|
Chauncey Depew Leake (September 5, 1896 – January 11, 1978) was an American pharmacologist, medical historian and ethicist. Leake received a bachelor's degree with majors in biology, chemistry, and philosophy from Princeton University. He received his M.S. (1920) and Ph.D. (1923) from the University of Wisconsin in pharmacology and physiology.
Leake was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. At age 10, he was treated by the ophthalmologist Karl Koller.
Leake discovered the anesthetic divinyl ether. One of his publications was a translation of the 1628 physiological work De motu cordis (On the Motion of the Heart) from Latin to English.
In 1973, Leake was one of the signers of the Humanist Manifesto II.
A collection of his papers is held at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.
- Robinson, Victor: Victory Over Pain: A History of Anaesthesia.