Nevin S. Scrimshaw Papers
Collection Scope and Content Summary
- 1959 - 1987
- Scrimshaw, Nevin S. (Person)
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Historical or Biographical Note
He received his education at the following institutions: BA, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1938; MA (Biology), Harvard, 1939; Ph.D. (Physiology), Harvard, 1941; M.D., University of Rochester, 1945; M.P.H., Harvard University, 1959. He was an instructor in Embryology and Physiology at Ohio Wesleyan from 1941-1942. Later he was a Rockefeller Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Rochester from 1946-1947 and a Merck NRC Fellow from 1947-1949. He served as a consultant to the Pan American Sanitary Bureau from 1948-49, and then as a Regional Advisor on Nutrition to the Pan American Health Organization from 1949-1953. He also founded and was the director of the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama from 1949-1961, later serving as its Consulting Director from 1961-1965 and as a consultant from 1965 onward. He became a professor of Human Nutrition and Chairman of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at M.I.T. from 1961-1979. He also served as director of the Clinical Research Center at M.I.T. from 1962-66 and 1979-1985. He served as a professor at Columbia University form 1976-1988 becoming professor Emeritus in 1988. He has received the following awards: Osborne & Mendel Award, 1960; Goldberger Award, 1969; and the World Food Prize, 1991. Dr. Scrimshaw also was a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation from 1971-1983.
8.72 Cubic Feet (23 Hollinger Boxes, 1 half Hollinger box ( -- Paige boxes of materials transferred from 8 five drawer and 1 four drawer filing cabinets))
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- Nevin S. Scrimshaw Papers
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