John Browe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0010

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of nutritionist and epidemiologist John Browe. Materials include: reprints; artifacts; notebooks; subject files including material relating to pellagra, nutrition of man in space, WIC Program, and food enrichment programs. Also collection includes geographical subject files that contain correspondence, clippings, reprints, photographs, maps, reports, and brochures pertaining to geographic areas of work. Geographic subject areas include: Chile, Venezuela, India, Iran, Middle East, Korea, and Turkey.

Dates

  • 1944 - 1976

Creator

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Historical or Biographical Note

John Browe (1915-2008) was a doctor, researcher, and administrator in public health and nutrition. He worked primarily for the Vermont Bureau of Nutrition, but Dr. Browe also was a consultant to the federal government and conducted research studies around the globe.

Dr. Browe was born in Burlington, VT on Nov. 17, 1915. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Vermont, in 1940. During World War II he was a first lieutenant in the Army assigned to a hospital on Bataan. He was taken prisoner of war in April 1942, and he was liberated in September 1945. After the war, he was a research associate and clinical director of a nutrition study at the University of Vermont College of Medicine from 1946-1949. During this time period he also served as a consultant to the Vermont State Department of Health from 1948-1949. He received his M.P.H. from Columbia University in 1950.

Dr. Browe became the Acting Director and Director of the Vermont Bureau of Nutrition from 1950-1977. He also served as a consultant to the U.S. Public Health Service (1947, 1950-1973) and as a member of the Panel on Nutrition of the Life Sciences Committee for the Space Science Board, N.A.S. (1962-1970). Dr. Browe's research also included surveys in Chile, Venezuela, India, Iran, Middle East, Korea, and Turkey.

Dr. Browe was president of the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors from 1957-1958. He was a fellow with the American Public Health Association, and he was a member of the American Board Nutrition, the American Institute of Nutrition, the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, and the Latin American Society of Nutrition. He also was a member of the Council of Epidemiology of the American Heart Association from 1966-1977.

Extent

2.78 Cubic Feet (6 Hollinger boxes 3 half Hollinger box.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal papers of nutritionist and epidemiologist John Browe. Materials include: reprints; artifacts; notebooks; subject files including material relating to pellagra, nutrition of man in space, WIC Program, and food enrichment programs. Also collection includes geographical subject files that contain correspondence, clippings, reprints, photographs, maps, reports, and brochures pertaining to geographic areas of work. Geographic subject areas include: Chile, Venezuela, India, Iran, Middle East, Korea, and Turkey.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Acquired on Unknown Date

Processing History

processed on Unknown Date

Title
John Browe Papers
Status
Completed
Author
EBL Special Collections Staff
Date
2004-10-27
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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