Elaine B. Feldman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0998

  • Staff Only

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Collection contains biographical materials, copies of research papers and presentations, nutrition education presentations. Also included are materials representing her work in professional societies and in consulting relationships with government and industry, as well as some photographs of Feldman and colleagues. Boxes three and four of this collection contain materials developed by Dr. Feldman related to Virgil Preston Sydenstricker (1889-1964), who held the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia from 1922 until 1957. Sydenstricker was recognized for his work on pellagra. Of special interest are the photographs that he had of human starvation in a Nazi concentration camp after WWII.

Dates

  • 1944 - 2004

Creator

Notes about Access to this Collection

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Reproduction Rights

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

Dr. Elaine B. Feldman (1926- ) is a physician, scientist and educator. She has held professional positions at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City (1951-1954), the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center (1957-1972), and the Medical College of Georgia (1972-1992). She has earned an outstanding reputation for research in lipid absorption and metabolism, as well as for nutrition education, especially for clinicians. Her outstanding career as a physician researcher and physician educator came at a time when very few women were active in these fields, and in this regard she served as a pioneer and example for the women who followed her.

Extent

2.57 Cubic Feet (2 Paige Boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection contains biographical materials, copies of research papers and presentations, nutrition education presentations. Also included are materials representing her work in professional societies and in consulting relationships with government and industry, as well as some photographs of Feldman and colleagues. Boxes three and four of this collection contain materials developed by Dr. Feldman related to Virgil Preston Sydenstricker (1889-1964), who held the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia from 1922 until 1957. Sydenstricker was recognized for his work on pellagra. Of special interest are the photographs that he had of human starvation in a Nazi concentration camp after WWII.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 2005 per accesson record description.

Processing History

processed on Unknown Date
Title
Elaine B. Feldman Papers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Date
2007-01-23
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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