This page shows the individual 'chemical genealogy' of, and lists the students who received their graduate degrees at MSU under the supervision of, Professor Spees. Occasionally, students may have two, or even three, joint preceptors -- in these cases a note will appear on the student's line giving the name(s) of the other preceptor(s) in the form '<also: surname>' or '<also: surname1, surname2>'.
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Bengt Ferrner (1724-1802) ((none) 1751, Uppsala) | +Tobern Olof Bergman (1735-1784) (PhD - Mathematics 1758, Uppsala) | +Johann Afzelius (1753-1837) (MS 1776, Uppsala) | +Jons Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848) (MD 1802, Uppsala) | +James Finlay Weir Johnston (1796-1855) ((none) 1833, Uppsala) | +John Pitkin Norton (1822-1852) (MA (honorary) 1846, Yale) | +Samuel William Johnson (1830-1909) (MA (honorary) 1857, Yale) | +Russell Henry Chittenden (1856-1943) (PhD - Biochem 1880, Yale) | +Lafayette Benedict Mendel (1872-1935) (PhD - Biochem 1893, Yale) | +Robert Eccles Swain (1875-1961) (PhD - Physiology 1904, Yale) | +William Draper Harkins (1875-1951) (PhD 1908, Stanford) | +George E Boyd (1911-1985) (PhD 1938, Chicago) | +Arthur W Adamson (1919-____) (PhD 1945, Chicago) | +Steven Tremble Spees Jr (1933-____) (PhD 1961, USC) (MSU 1967-____) | +Anne M Fenerty (MS 1969, MSU)