William Picard Jacocks (1877-1965) biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-596

  • Staff Only

Abstract

Biographical file includes news clippings, obituary, and photographs.

Dates

  • 1965 - 1965

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Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Historical or Biographical Note

William P. Jacocks was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He also received a degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University. Jacocks worked for the Rockefeller Foundation for many years as a physician and executive, mainly in India and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), becoming a world authority on nutrition, bubonic plague, and hookworm. He left the Rockefeller Foundation in the early 1940s to direct nutrition work with the North Carolina Board of Health. Jacocks retired around 1950 and received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina.

Extent

0 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Title
William Picard Jacocks (1877-1965) biographical file
Author
Processed by EBL Special Collections Staff
Date
2010-05-18
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.

Repository Details

Part of the VUMC Historical Images and Biographies Repository

Contact:
Eskind Biomedical Library
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