American Institute of Nutrition, 1928 - 1996

Identifier: 01

Scope and Contents note

The world's first scientific society focused on nutrition was founded in 1928 by a group of illustrious biochemists and physiologists in the United States. Each of the founders was a well known scientist whose research was contributing toward the recognition of nutrition as a new specialty within the biological sciences. Each was also actively engaged in teaching and in writing textbooks and reference articles that were helping to define the newly emerging discipline. Named the American Institute of Nutrition, the society's original purpose was to publish a journal containing research reports in the newly emerging field of nutrition and its first members comprised the editorial board for this journal. As the result of requests from prospective additional members, however, the society was opened to other researchers in 1933 and held its first scientific meeting at the Cornell Medical School in 1934. In 1941 it officially affiliated with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. The AIN Archives also includes records from the National Nutrition Consortium and the International Union of Nutritional Sciences.


  • 1928 - 1996

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From the Collection: 21.79 Cubic Feet (36 Hollinger boxes, 4 half Hollinger boxes and 6 Paige boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Physical Description note

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


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