John Browe Papers
Collection Number 10

Summary Information

Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Browe, John Harold, 1915-
Title
John Browe Papers
Date [inclusive]
1944 - 1976
Extent
4.5 Cubic feet
Abstract
Personal papers of nutritionist and epidemiologist John Browe. Materials include: reprints; artifacts; notebooks; subject files including material relating to pellagra, nutrition of man in space, WIC Program, and food enrichment programs. Also collection includes geographical subject files that contain correspondence, clippings, reprints, photographs, maps, reports, and brochures pertaining to geographic areas of work. Geographic subject areas include: Chile, Venezuela, India, Iran, Middle East, Korea, and Turkey.

Preferred Citation

John Browe Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

John Browe (1915-2008) was a doctor, researcher, and administrator in public health and nutrition. He worked primarily for the Vermont Bureau of Nutrition, but Dr. Browe also was a consultant to the federal government and conducted research studies around the globe.

Dr. Browe was born in Burlington, VT on Nov. 17, 1915. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Vermont, in 1940. During World War II he was a first lieutenant in the Army assigned to a hospital on Bataan. He was taken prisoner of war in April 1942, and he was liberated in September 1945. After the war, he was a research associate and clinical director of a nutrition study at the University of Vermont College of Medicine from 1946-1949. During this time period he also served as a consultant to the Vermont State Department of Health from 1948-1949. He received his M.P.H. from Columbia University in 1950.

Dr. Browe became the Acting Director and Director of the Vermont Bureau of Nutrition from 1950-1977. He also served as a consultant to the U.S. Public Health Service (1947, 1950-1973) and as a member of the Panel on Nutrition of the Life Sciences Committee for the Space Science Board, N.A.S. (1962-1970). Dr. Browe's research also included surveys in Chile, Venezuela, India, Iran, Middle East, Korea, and Turkey.

Dr. Browe was president of the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors from 1957-1958. He was a fellow with the American Public Health Association, and he was a member of the American Board Nutrition, the American Institute of Nutrition, the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, and the Latin American Society of Nutrition. He also was a member of the Council of Epidemiology of the American Heart Association from 1966-1977.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of nutritionist and epidemiologist John Browe. Materials include: reprints; artifacts; notebooks; subject files including material relating to pellagra, nutrition of man in space, WIC Program, and food enrichment programs. Also collection includes geographical subject files that contain correspondence, clippings, reprints, photographs, maps, reports, and brochures pertaining to geographic areas of work. Geographic subject areas include: Chile, Venezuela, India, Iran, Middle East, Korea, and Turkey.

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Administrative Information

Notes about Access to this Collection

All collections are subject to applicable VUMC privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: No Restrictions.

Reproduction Rights

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

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Subject Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Browe, John Harold, 1915-

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Nutrition--history
  • MeSH Public Health Administration--Vermont
  • MeSH Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Childre (U.S.)

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Epidemiology/Public Health
  • Nutrition

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Collection Inventory

Series 01: Nutrition Related Materials  

Box Folder

Correspondence, articles and reports relating to Chile Nutrition Survey, 1966.

1 1

"Iran and Things - ICNND" - Nutrition research material relating to Iran and Pakistan, 1955-58.

1 10

Articles, newspaper clippings and other miscellaneous material relating to Iran, 1956-65.

1 11

Middle East correspondence, 1957-58.

1 12

Middle East correspondence, 1957-58.

1 13

Nutrition research material relating to Korea, 1956-59.

1 14

Nutrition survey material relating to Korea, 1959.

1 15

Report "Turkey: Background Information for Nutrition Survey Team," by Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Defense, February 1957.

1 16

Nutrition survey charts relating to Turkey, 1957.

1 17

Report, memorandum and other miscellaneous material relating to Nutrition Survey in Venezuela, 1963-64.

1 18

Venezuela - Journal article clippings, 1964.

1 19

Articles and newspaper clippings relating to Chile Nutrition Survey, 1960-67.

1 2

Pamphlets and other miscellaneous material relating to Venezuela

1 20

Book, "Conference on Nutrition in Space and Related Waste Problems," published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, University of South Florida, Tampa, April 27-30, 1964.

1 21

Book, "Conference on Nutrition in Space and Related Waste Problems," published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, University of South Florida, Tampa, April 27-30, 1964.

1 22

Space Science Board: Man in Space Committee - Memorandum and reports of the committee meeting, 1962-63.

1 23

Space Science Board: Life Sciences Committee - Program booklet and reports relating to Working Conference on Nutrition in Space and Related Waste Problems, 1964-66.

1 24

Reprints from Scientific American, 1960-61.

1 25

Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Volume 35, No. 8, August 1959 and a journal clipping from the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Volume 61, No. 10, June 1962.

1 26

Reprint, "Lack of Avitaminosis Among Alcoholics:" from the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 1, No. 3, March 1953.

1 27

"Obesity and Health," a source book of current information for professional health personnel, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1966

1 28

New York State WIC Program (Women, Infants and Children), 1982.

1 29

Newspaper clippings relating to Chile Disaster, 1960.

1 3

Material relating to WIC Program, 1978-84.

1 30

Journal Supplement, American Journal of Public Health, Volume 63, November 1973.

1 31

Newspaper clippings relating to Chile Disaster, 1960.

1 4

Reports relating to Chile Nutrition Survey, 1965-67.

1 5

Photographs, currency notes, stamps and other miscellaneous material relating to Chile.

1 6

Agriculture handbook "Composition of Foods Used in Far Eastern Countries," published by Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics, United States Department of Agriculture, March 1952.

1 7

"Briefing Document on India," a report by the Nutrition Section Office of International Research National Institutes of Health, August 1966.

1 8

Nutrition Research material relating to India, 1966.

1 9

Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Food and Drug Administration - Material relating to Enriched Rice, Proposal to Revise Standard, 1975-78

2 1

Bread Enrichment Program - Correspondence, reports, copies of journal articles and reprints relating to Bread Enrichment Program, 1951-78.

2 10

Bread Enrichment Program - Correspondence, reports and publications of the Committee on Cereals, Food and Nutrition Board, 1944-77.

2 11

Bread Enrichment Program - Reports and other related material, 1944-79.

2 12

New York State Department of Health - Membership lists, reports and other related material, 1951-76.

2 13

New York State Department of Health - Membership lists, reports and other related material, 1951-76.

2 14

Articles relating to Malnutrition and Hunger in U.S.A., 1967-70.

2 15

Milbank Memorial Fund - Material relating to Milbank Memorial Fund Annual Conference, November 16-17, 1949.

2 16

"Daily Diet During Pregnancy," publication by Harvard School of Public Health, 1953. (2 copies).

2 17

Journal article, "Nutritional Aspects of Metabolism of Growth and Development," by Calvin Woodruff, M.D. From Jama, Volume 196, No. 3, April 18, 1966.

2 18

Article, "Thirst: More Fads than Facts Determine Our Drinking Habits in Health and in Disease," published in Spectrum by Pfizer Laboratories, Fall 1966.

2 19

Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Food and Drug Administration - Material relating to Enriched Rice, Proposal to Revise Standard, 1975-78

2 2

Reprint, "Survival Rations and Water," by John H. Browe, M.D. Reprinted from Health News, published by the New York State Department of Health, Volume 39, No.2, 1962.

2 20

Reprint, "Survival Rations and Water," by John H. Browe, M.D. Reprinted from Health News, published by the New York State Department of Health, Volume 39, No.2, 1962.

2 21

Copy of article, "Mustard Seed Processing: Improved Methods for Isolating the Pungent Factor and Consulting Protein Quality." From The Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society, January 1965.

2 22

Two journal articles on Therapeutic Notes, 1945 and 1959.

2 23

Xeroxed copy of "Food Drug Cosmetic Law Reports," 1976.

2 24

New York State Department of Health - Copy of Duties and Activities of the Director, Bureau of Nutrition, 1958.

2 25

"Ten-State Nutrition Survey, 1968-70," publication of U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

2 26

Rice Enrichment Program - Correspondence, reports and other related material, 1960-78.

2 3

Rice Enrichment Program - Proposal, correspondence and other related material, 1961-75.

2 4

Rice Enrichment Program - Correspondence, memorandum, proposal and other related material, 1975.

2 5

Rice Enrichment Program - xeroxed copies of proposed rules from Federal Register relating to Enriched Rice, 1977.

2 6

Flour and Bread Enrichment Law - Correspondence and copies of several State Legislative regulations relating to Bread Enrichment Law, 1975.

2 7

Flour and Bread Enrichment Law - Correspondence and copies of several State Legislative regulations relating to Bread Enrichment Law, 1975.

2 8

Cereal and Bread Enrichment Program - Correspondence and copies of State and Territory Cereal Enrichment Laws and other related publications, 1975-77.

2 9

1 packet of sample premix coated and un-coated Uncle John Rice.

3

1 sealed, 6 lb. box of Civil Defense All Purpose Survival Biscuit. Manufactured by Schulze and Burch Biscuit Co., April 1962.

3 --

Books, "Ten-State Nutrition Survey 1968-70" - U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare publication. (4 copies).

3 --

Note Book 1: "John Browe Writings of 1947-59" - Reprints, manuscripts and reports by Dr. John Browe.

3 --

Note Book 2: "John Browe Writings of 1960-67" - Reprints, manuscripts and reports by Dr. John Browe.

3 --

Report, "Assembly Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy Public Hearing, Nutrition Education: National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition," 1977.

3 1

Newspaper clipping, "Family Strife Called Factor in Stunting Growth," from The New York Times, June 9, 1967.

3 2

Newspaper clipping, "Family Strife Called Factor in Stunting Growth," from The New York Times, June 9, 1967.

3 2

Nutrition and Child Development - Journal articles, reprint and other related material, 1950-65.

3 3

Nutrition and Child Development - Journal articles, reprint and other related material, 1950-65.

3 4

\"Food of Our Fathers\" - a publication by Institute of Food Technologists, 1976.

3 5

Journal articles - several journal articles relating to nutrition, 1944-76.

3 6

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1958-60.

3 7

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