Max Kenneth Horwitt Papers

Identifier: EBL-0035

  • Staff Only

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of nutrition researcher Max Kenneth Horwitt, best known for his work with vitamins B and E. Materials include: correspondence; reprints; curriculum vitae; and photographs.


  • 1927 - 1962


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Historical or Biographical Note

Max Kenneth Horwitt (1908-2000) was a nutrition researcher best known for his landmark long-term controlled investigations of human dietary requirements, including studies of B-vitamins and tocopherol, or vitamin E. These studies were executed with advisory committees of the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science.

Max Horwitt was born in New York City in 1908. He received his B.S. at Dartmouth in 1930 and his Ph.D. at Yale (Physiological Chemistry) in 1935. Horwitt was the founding Director of the L.B. Mendel Research Laboratory [formerly Biochemical Research Laboratory] at the Elgin State Hospital in Illinois. He worked at the Elgin State Hospital from 1935-1968. Dr. Horwitt then became was a Professor of Biochemistry at the St. Louis University School of Medicine from 1968-1976.


1 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger box 1 oversize flat storage box 17"x21"x1.75")

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Personal papers of nutrition researcher Max Kenneth Horwitt, best known for his work with vitamins B and E. Materials include: correspondence; reprints; curricula vitae; and photographs.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1984 per a letter in the History of Medicine Correspondce file dated July 19, 1984 acknowledging receipt of the collection.

Processing History

Processed (partially) likely shortly after acquisition in 1984.

Max Kenneth Horwitt Papers
Partially Processed
History of Medicine Collections Staff
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Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


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