SOLLMAN, TORALD HERMAN (10 Feb. 1874-11 Feb. 1965), dean of American pharmacology, was born in Colberg, Germany to August and Adelhaid Eckhardt Sollman, and came to America at 13 to live with his brother, a druggist in Canton, working in his store and studying medicine in his spare time. At 17 he became the youngest person to receive a pharmacist's license from the state of Ohio. He studied pharmacology at the Val de Grace Military Hospital in Paris, France (1893-94), graduated from Western Reserve University Medical School with an M.D. degree in 1896, and did additional studies in Strasbourg in 1899.
Sollman was a demonstrator in physiology at WRU (1895-99); lecturer in pharmacology (1898-1901); assistant professor of pharmacology and materia medica (1901-04); and professor (1904-44), responsible for building up the pharmacology department. During