Harriette Chick Papers
Collection Number 14

Summary Information

Harriette Chick
Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Chick, Harriette, Dame, 1875-1977
Title
Harriette Chick Papers
Date [inclusive]
1948 - 1977
Extent
0.5 Cubic feet
Abstract
Biographical material relating to British nutritionist Harriette Chick. Dr. Chick was best known for her research on vitamins and rickets during the first half of the twentieth century. Material includes: correspondence with E. Neige Todhunter; reprints, obituaries, and photographs.

Preferred Citation

Harriette Chick Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dame Harriette Chick (1875-1977) was an investigator and author, and she was considered a founder of the scientific study of nutrition. Dr. Chick is best known for her Vienna rickets studies, 1919-1922. She also did important research on beriberi, pellagra, and B vitamins.

She received her DSc from the University College of London in 1904. She then became a member of the Lister Institute of Preventative Medicine in London, an organization she was involved with from 1905-1975. At the Lister Institute she worked with Sir Charles Martin and developed the Chick-Martin test for the efficiency of disinfectants.

In 1918 she was elected to the Physiological Society. She served as Secretary of the Accessory Food Factors Committee of the Medical Research Council from 1918-1945. She also acted as Secretary of the League of Nations Health Section Committee on the Physiological Bases of Nutrition from 1934-1937. Dr. Chick was also a founding member of the Nutrition Society in 1941. Later she was president of the Nutrition Society from 1956-1959. In 1949 she became Dame of the British Empire.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Biographical material relating to British nutritionist Harriette Chick. Dr. Chick was best known for her research on vitamins and rickets during the first half of the twentieth century. Material includes: correspondence with E. Neige Todhunter; reprints, obituaries, and photographs.

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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 Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections.

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Subject Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Chick, Harriette, Dame, 1875-1977
  • Todhunter, E. Neige, (Elizabeth Neige), 1901-1991

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Nutrition--history
  • MeSH Ricketts

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Nutrition
  • Physiology

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Collection Inventory

Series 01: Correspondence, Photographs, and Obituary Notices  

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Harriette Chick & Ellen M. Delf -July, 1919--Anti-Scorbutic Value of Dry & Germinated Seeds.

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Harriette Chick & Ellen M. Delf -July, 1919--Anti-Scorbutic Value of Dry & Germinated Seeds.

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Harriette Chick & Margaret Hume Accessory Food Factors Committee, Work of -(Reprint) 1956

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Harriette Chick & Margaret Hume Reprint from the Lancet, August 12, 1933 -Current Theories of Aetiology of Pellagra -Johns Hopkins, Baltimore

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Harriette Chick & Margaret Hume Reprint from the Lancet, August 13, 1932 -Relation of Ultra-Violet Light to Nutrition

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Harriette Chick & Margaret Hume, Foodstuffs Suitable for Army Rationing, for Prevention of (A) Beriberi and (B) Scurvy -Feb. 1917

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Harriette Chick (Reprint from Nutrition, Spring, Vol. XI) 1957 -Protein in Nutrition

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Harriette Chick, Royal Society of Arts Diet and Climate... (Cantor Lectures) Jan. & Feb. 1935

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Obituary Notice -British Journal of Nutrition Vo. 39, pp. 344, 1977. "Dame Harriette Chick".

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Obituary notice -London Times -"Dame Harriette Chick" 11 July 1977.

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Personal Letter from Harriette Chick to "Dear Miss Todhunter 22 Jan., 1949. (Handwritten) References to Dr. T's "visit" with H. Chick in Cambridge

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Personal Letter from Harriette Chick to Dr. Todhunter. 15 Feb., 1949 (Handwritten) -signed "Yours Sincerely, Harr. Chick"

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Postcard form Harriette Chick to Dr. Todhunter. Dated: 17 Jan., 1948. (Handwritten) "Lister Institute, Cambridge,"

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Reprint: (Inscribed: "Dr. Todhunter- with compliments") Harriette Chick & E. Margaret Hume; authors Sept., 1919 Notes...on Nutrition and Accessory Food Factors.

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