Karl Mason Papers
Collection Number 43

Summary Information

Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Mason, Karl Ernest, 1900-
Title
Karl Mason Papers
Date [inclusive]
1911 - 1978
Extent
11.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Personal papers of nutritionist, anatomist, and biochemist Karl Mason (1900-1978), who was a professor of anatomy at Vanderbilt from 1926-1940. Materials include: correspondence, reprints, and photographs. Correspondents include: Glenn Cullen, Alfred Blalock, Sam Clark, Robert S. Cunningham, W.S. Leathers, Canby Robinson, Rudolph Kampmeier, and Lafayette B. Mendel.

Preferred Citation

Karl Mason Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Karl Mason (1900-1978) was an investigator and teacher in nutrition. He was a leader in the study of the metabolic role of vitamin E. Other research interests included vitamin deficiencies and reproduction, histopathology of nutrition deficiencies, leprosy, and muscular dystrophy.

He received his Ph.D. in Zoology and Anatomy from Yale in 1925. He then worked as an Instructor to the Assistant Professor of Anatomy at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from 1926-1940. He also was an Honorary Research Associate in Biochemistry at the University College in London, England in 1939. He served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry from 1940-1965. Then he was the Nutrition Program Director of the National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism and Digestive Diseases from 1965-1975. He also served as an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Anatomy from 1946-1961. He was President of the American Association of Anatomists (1967-1968) and a Fellow at the American Institute of Nutrition.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of nutritionist, anatomist, and biochemist Karl Mason (1900-1978), who was a professor of anatomy at Vanderbilt from 1926-1940. Materials include: correspondence, reprints, and photographs. Correspondents include: Glenn Cullen, Alfred Blalock, Sam Clark, Robert S. Cunningham, W.S. Leathers, Canby Robinson, Rudolph Kampmeier, and Lafayette B. Mendel.

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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)

  • Blalock, Alfred, 1899-1964
  • Clark, Sam Lillard, 1898-
  • Cullen, Glenn Ernest, 1890-
  • Cunningham, R. S., (Robert Sydney), 1891-1963
  • Kampmeier, Rudolph H. , (Rudolph Herman), 1898-1990
  • Leathers, Waller S., (Waller Smith), 1874-1946
  • Mendel , Lafayette B., (Lafayette Benedict), 1872-1935
  • Robinson, George Canby, 1878-1960

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Mason, Karl E.
  • MeSH Muscular Dystrophies
  • MeSH Vanderbilt University. School of Medicine

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Nutrition

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