John R. Murlin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0054

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of John R. Murlin (1874-1960), nutritionist and pioneer in insulin research. Materials include: Correspondence 1927-1955. Correspondents include Charles C. Thomas, Grace Vincent, George Cargill, H.S. Mitchell, H.C. Sherman, and H.H. Mitchell. Material on history of AIN; manuscripts; speeches; AIN minutes, by-laws, membership and applicant lists; bibliography of Murlin. This collection is part of the AIN Archives.

Dates

  • 1927 - 1956

Creator

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Historical or Biographical Note

John R. Murlin (1874-1960) was a professor, investigator, and editor. He was a pioneer in insulin research; discoverer of glucagon; researcher in gelatin, carbohydrates, proteins, glycogenesis of fat, infant metabolism, and human calorimetry. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1901. He worked in the laboratories of Graham Lusk and Thorne Carpenter from 1903-1917. He also delivered the Harvey Society lecture in 1917. He then had a long tenure as Director of the Department of Vital Economics and Professor of Physiology at the University of Rochester from 1919-1945. He also acted as Chairman for the Committee on Food and Nutrition, NAS, NRC from 1919-1922. He wrote the chapter on metabolism in Abt's Pediatrics in 1923. He also was one of the founders of the American Institute of Nutrition (1928), founding editor of the Journal of Nutrition (1928-1939), and President of the American Institute of Nutrition (1934-1936). He died in Spokane Valley, Washington on March 17, 1960.

Extent

0.19 Cubic Feet (1 Half Hollinger box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal papers of John R. Murlin (1874-1960), nutritionist and pioneer in insulin research. Materials include: Correspondence 1927-1955. Correspondents include Charles C. Thomas, Grace Vincent, George Cargill, H.S. Mitchell, H.C. Sherman, and H.H. Mitchell. Material on history of AIN; manuscripts; speeches; AIN minutes, by-laws, membership and applicant lists; bibliography of Murlin. This collection is part of the AIN Archives.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Acquired on Unknown Date

Processing History

processed on Unknown Date

Title
John R. Murlin Papers
Status
Completed
Author
History of Medicine Collections Stafff
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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