Harriette Chick Collection

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0014

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Biographical material relating to British nutritionist Harriette Chick. Dr. Chick was best known for her research on vitamins and rickets during the first half of the twentieth century. Material includes: correspondence with E. Neige Todhunter; reprints, obituaries, and photographs.

Dates

  • 1948 - 1977

Creator

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Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by History of Medicine Collections, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University

Historical or Biographical Note

Dame Harriette Chick (1875-1977) was an investigator and author, and she is considered a founder of the scientific study of nutrition. Dr. Chick is best known for her Vienna rickets studies, 1919-1922. She also did important research on beriberi, pellagra, and B vitamins.

She received her DSc from the University College of London in 1904. She then became a member of the Lister Institute of Preventative Medicine in London, an organization she was involved with from 1905-1975. At the Lister Institute she worked with Sir Charles Martin and developed the Chick-Martin test for the efficiency of disinfectants.

In 1918 she was elected to the Physiological Society. She served as Secretary of the Accessory Food Factors Committee of the Medical Research Council from 1918-1945. She also acted as Secretary of the League of Nations Health Section Committee on the Physiological Bases of Nutrition from 1934-1937. Dr. Chick was also a founding member of the Nutrition Society in 1941. Later she was president of the Nutrition Society from 1956-1959. In 1949 she became Dame of the British Empire.

Extent

0.37 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Biographical material relating to British nutritionist Harriette Chick. Dr. Chick was best known for her research on vitamins and rickets during the first half of the twentieth century. Material includes: correspondence with E. Neige Todhunter; reprints, obituaries, and photographs.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Acquired on Unknown Date

Processing History

processed on Unknown Date

Title
Harriette Chick Collection
Status
Completed
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Date
2004-10-28
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Contact:
Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


 

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