William T. Norton ’50 died on December 17, 2018, in Palo Alto, California.
(The following was published in the Journal of Neurochemistry July 2019)
This is an obituary for William T. Norton (1929-2018) who died in Palo Alto, California on December 17, 2018, about one month short of his 90th birthday. Very few people in the contemporary neurochemical field have exerted more influence than Bill Norton in shaping the directions of research in this field. Before retiring from an active career after 40 years of service at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, Bill made remarkable contributions in neurochemistry, as a researcher, a teacher, and a statesman. Many of his discoveries have become classics. His clear thinking, critical judgment, and passion for excellence in science helped to build the field of neurochemistry as a distinct discipline in neuroscience.