Karl Mason Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: EBL-0043

  • Staff Only

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of nutritionist, anatomist, and biochemist Karl Mason (1900-1978), who was a professor of anatomy at Vanderbilt from 1926-1940. Materials include: correspondence, reprints, and photographs. Correspondents include: Glenn Cullen, Alfred Blalock, Sam Clark, Robert S. Cunningham, W.S. Leathers, Canby Robinson, Rudolph Kampmeier, and Lafayette B. Mendel.

Dates

  • 1911 - 1978

Creator

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Copyright is retained by History of Medicine Collections, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University or is retained by the authors of specific published items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Historical or Biographical Note

Karl Mason (1900-1978) was an investigator and teacher in nutrition. He was a leader in the study of the metabolic role of vitamin E. Other research interests included vitamin deficiencies and reproduction, histopathology of nutrition deficiencies, leprosy, and muscular dystrophy.

He received his Ph.D. in Zoology and Anatomy from Yale in 1925. He then worked as an Instructor to the Assistant Professor of Anatomy at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from 1926-1940. He also was an Honorary Research Associate in Biochemistry at the University College in London, England in 1939. He served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry from 1940-1965. Then he was the Nutrition Program Director of the National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism and Digestive Diseases from 1965-1975. He also served as an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Anatomy from 1946-1961. He was President of the American Association of Anatomists (1967-1968) and a Fellow at the American Institute of Nutrition.

Extent

12.05 Cubic Feet (27 Hollinger Boxes, 4 Half Hollinger Boxes, and 2 oversize flat storage boxes (16"x20"x3.5"))

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal papers of nutritionist, anatomist, and biochemist Karl Mason (1900-1978), who was a professor of anatomy at Vanderbilt from 1926-1940. Materials include: correspondence, reprints, and photographs. Correspondents include: Glenn Cullen, Alfred Blalock, Sam Clark, Robert S. Cunningham, W.S. Leathers, Canby Robinson, Rudolph Kampmeier, and Lafayette B. Mendel.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Collection acquired in two separate portions in 1978 and 1980. Donated by Dr. Mason through the agency of Dr. Rudolph H. Kampmeier.

Processing History

Likely processed shortly after acquisition in 1978 and 1980.
Title
Karl Mason Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Date
2004-10-29
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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