Dr. Berta Vogel Scharrer, 88, a pioneering...


Dr. Berta Vogel Scharrer, 88, a pioneering biomedical scientist, died Sunday at her home in the Bronx, N.Y.

Harvard University, conferring an honorary doctorate on her in 1982, said her "research journeys into the world of insects have profoundly affected the study of human physiology." The particular insect she had studied since 1937 was the South American cockroach.

Her specialty was neuroendocrinology, the study of the interaction between the nervous and endocrine systems. Born in Munich, she earned a doctorate in biology at the University of Munich in 1930. She married Ernst Scharrer in 1934, and they remained a team at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York until his death in 1965.

Elleston Trevor, 75, the prolific English novelist who wrote "The Quiller Memorandum" under the pseudonym Adam Hall, died of cancer on July 21 at his home in Cave Creek, Ariz. He wrote more than 100 books: war novels, medieval romances, horror stories and espionage thrillers.

Vernon I. Cheadle, 85, a former chancellor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, died of a stroke Sunday in Santa Barbara, Calif. He guided the university through a period of extensive physical and institutional growth from 1962 until his retirement in 1977.

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