Max Kenneth Horwitt Papers
Collection Number 35

Summary Information

Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Horwitt, Max K., (Max Kenneth), 1908-
Title
Max Kenneth Horwitt Papers
Date [inclusive]
1927 - 1962
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Personal papers of nutrition researcher Max Kenneth Horwitt, best known for his work with vitamins B and E. Materials include: correspondence; reprints; curricula vitae; and photographs.

Preferred Citation

Max Kenneth Horwitt Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Max Kenneth Horwitt (1908-2000) was a nutrition researcher best known for his landmark long-term controlled investigations of human dietary requirements, including studies of B-vitamins and tocopherol, or vitamin E. These studies were executed with advisory committees of the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science.

Max Horwitt was born in New York City in 1908. He received his B.S. at Dartmouth in 1930 and his Ph.D. at Yale (Physiological Chemistry) in 1935. Horwitt was the founding Director of the L.B. Mendel Research Laboratory [formerly Biochemical Research Laboratory] at the Elgin State Hospital in Illinois. He worked at the Elgin State Hospital from 1935-1968. Dr. Horwitt then became was a Professor of Biochemistry at the St. Louis University School of Medicine from 1968-1976.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of nutrition researcher Max Kenneth Horwitt, best known for his work with vitamins B and E. Materials include: correspondence; reprints; curriculum vitae; 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)

  • Horwitt, Max K., (Max Kenneth), 1908-

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Chemistry, Clinical
  • MeSH Illinois Northern Hospital for the Insane (Elgin, Ill.)
  • MeSH Vitamins

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Biochemistry
  • Nutrition

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Collection Inventory

Series 01: Photographs  

Box Folder

Photograph--Department of Physiological Chemistry, Yale University, 1936

1 1

Photograph--Laboratory Group, Fall 1921 L. B. Mendel

1 2

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