- National Academies (1933)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
Paul Montgomery Harmon was born in Elwood, Indiana on July 20, 1892, the son of William Henry and Mary (Montgomery) Harmon. He earned his B.A. in 1914, M.A. in 1915, and Ph.D. in 1920 all from Indiana University. Harmon served as instructor of physiology at IU from 1918-1921, assistant professor from 1921-1923, associate professor from 1923-1928, professor from 1938-1959 and was chairman of the Department of Physiology from 1941-1958. Except for one year spent at Harvard University (1926-1927) and one semester of retirement in 1963, Harmon was continuously in residence at IU for 54 years. Harmon was credited with playing a strong part in the academic development of the IU School of Medicine. He was one of the original members of the Medical School Admissions Committee and served on it even after his retirement. Harmon's research interests were concerned with the regulatory functions of the sympatho-adrenal system and the physiology of an individual at work. He developed a course in physiology of exercise. He was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was a member of the American Physiological Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Rho Sigma, and Sigma Xi. Harmon died July 16, 1964.