John R. Murlin Papers
Collection Number 54

Summary Information

John R. Murlin
Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Murlin, John R., (John Raymond), 1874-1960
Title
John R. Murlin Papers
Date [inclusive]
1927 - 1956
Extent
0.5 Cubic feet
Abstract
Personal papers of John R. Murlin (1874-1960), nutritionist and pioneer in insulin research. Materials include: Correspondence 1927-1955. Correspondents include Charles C. Thomas, Grace Vincent, George Cargill, H.S. Mitchell, H.C. Sherman, and H.H. Mitchell. Material on history of AIN; manuscripts; speeches; AIN minutes, by-laws, membership and applicant lists; bibliography of Murlin. This collection is part of the AIN Archives.

Preferred Citation

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

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Historical or Biographical Note

John R. Murlin (1874-1960) was a professor, investigator, and editor. He was a pioneer in insulin research; discoverer of glucagon; researcher in gelatin, carbohydrates, proteins, glycogenesis of fat, infant metabolism, and human calorimetry. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1901. He worked in the laboratories of Graham Lusk and Thorne Carpenter from 1903-1917. He also delivered the Harvey Society lecture in 1917. He then had a long tenure as Director of the Department of Vital Economics and Professor of Physiology at the University of Rochester from 1919-1945. He also acted as Chairman for the Committee on Food and Nutrition, NAS, NRC from 1919-1922. He wrote the chapter on metabolism in Abt's Pediatrics in 1923. He also was one of the founders of the American Institute of Nutrition (1928), founding editor of the  Journal of Nutrition (1928-1939), and President of the American Institute of Nutrition (1934-1936).

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of John R. Murlin (1874-1960), nutritionist and pioneer in insulin research. Materials include: Correspondence 1927-1955. Correspondents include Charles C. Thomas, Grace Vincent, George Cargill, H.S. Mitchell, H.C. Sherman, and H.H. Mitchell. Material on history of AIN; manuscripts; speeches; AIN minutes, by-laws, membership and applicant lists; bibliography of Murlin. This collection is part of the AIN Archives.

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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)

  • Murlin, John R., (John Raymond), 1874-1960

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Nutrition
  • Physiology

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Collection Inventory

Series 01: History of AIN - Correspondence  

Box Folder

Mr. Charles C. Thomas to John Murlin, September 6, 1927 - John Murlin to Mr. Charles C. Thomas, September 18, 1927 - Mr. Charles C. Thomas to John Murlin, September 23, 1927 - Mr. Charles C. Thomas to John Murlin, November 19, 1927

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Dr. Arthur H. Smith to John Murlin, December 7, 1932 - Grace Vincent to Dr. H. C. Sherman, December 8, 1932 - Grace Vincent to Dr. H. C. Sherman, December 14, 1932 - Prof. Agnes Fay Morgan to John Murlin, December 27, 1932

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Grace Vincent to Dr. H. C. Sherman, January 6, 1933 - Helen S. Mitchell, Ph. D. to John Murlin, February 4, 1933 - R. M. Bethke to John Murlin, February 3, 1933 - Dr. Arthur H. Smith to John Murlin, February 6, 1933 - Fritz Bischoff to John Murlin, Fe

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Grace Vincent to Dr. H. C. Sherman, January 6, 1933 - Helen S. Mitchell, Ph. D. to John Murlin, February 4, 1933 - R. M. Bethke to John Murlin, February 3, 1933 - Dr. Arthur H. Smith to John Murlin, February 6, 1933 - Fritz Bischoff to John Murlin, February 6, 1933 - Dr. Irvine McQuarrie to John Murlin, February 7, 1933 - Dr. H. J. Deuel, Jr. to John Murlin, February 11, 1933 - Icie G. Macy, Ph. D. to John Murlin, February 17, 1933

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Grace Vincent to John Murlin, February 13, 1936 - Grace Vincent to John Murlin, March 10, 1936 - Grace Vincent to John Murlin, March 20, 1936

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John Murlin to Dr. H. E. Carter, February 18, 1947 - Dr. Edmond J. Farris to John Murlin, May 13, 1947 - John Murlin to Prof. E. G. Conklin, May 27, 1947 - George R. Cowgill to John Murlin, November 10, 1947 - Dr. Eugene F. Du Bois to John Murlin, May

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John Murlin to Dr. H. E. Carter, February 18, 1947 - Dr. Edmond J. Farris to John Murlin, May 13, 1947 - John Murlin to Prof. E. G. Conklin, May 27, 1947 - George R. Cowgill to John Murlin, November 10, 1947 - Dr. Eugene F. Du Bois to John Murlin, May 13, 1949

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Dr. John R. Murlin to Dr. A. J. Carlson, January 10, 1950 - Dr. James M. Orten (Secretary of AIN) to John Murlin, February 29, 1952 - Dr. George R. Cowgill (President of AIN) to John Murlin, September 16, 1954

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John Murlin to Dr. Stanhope Bayne-Jones, March 2, 1955 - Dr. E. V. McCollum to John Murlin, March 17, 1955 - Mr. Charles C. Thomas to John Murlin, March 18, 1955 - John Murlin to Mr. Charles C. Thomas, March 14, 1955 - John Murlin to Dr. Herbert M. Ev

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John Murlin to Dr. Stanhope Bayne-Jones, March 2, 1955 - Dr. E. V. McCollum to John Murlin, March 17, 1955 - Mr. Charles C. Thomas to John Murlin, March 18, 1955 - John Murlin to Mr. Charles C. Thomas, March 14, 1955 - John Murlin to Dr. Herbert M. Evans, March 24, 1955 - John Murlin to Dr. Eugene F. Du Bois, March 24, 1955 - John Murlin to Dr. E. B. Forbes, March 24, 1955 - John Murlin to Dr. Harold H. Mitchell, March 24, 1955 - Dr. Herbert M. Evans to John Murlin, March 29, 1955 - Prof. H. H. Mitchell to John Murlin, March 29, 1955 - Fredrick Gudernatsch, Ph. D. to John Murlin, April 1, 1955 - John Murlin to Mr. Charles C. Thomas, April 7, 1955 - John Murlin to Dr. Mitchell, May 4, 1955 - R. W. Engel (Secretary of AIN) to John Murlin, May 19, 1956

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Series 02: History of AIN - Miscellaneous  

Box Folder

Bibliography of John R. Murlin (with comments on only the most important original papers), typed notes.

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Typescript titled, "Some Considerations for A New Society for the Study of Food and Nutrition."

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Typescript titled, "Some Considerations for A New Society for the Study of Food and Nutrition."

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Typescript titled, "The Origin and Early Development of the American Institute of Nutrition," by John R. Murlin (3 copies).

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Typescript titled, "The Origin and Early Development of the American Institute of Nutrition," by John R. Murlin (3 copies).

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American Institute of Nutrition, 1933 - Text of address presented at AIN meeting, April 10, 1933 (2 copies); meeting minutes, list of Federation Members elected to AIN.

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American Institute of Nutrition, 1934 - Meeting minutes; list of members of AIN, who attended 1st annual meeting in New York, March 28, 1934; list of Guests attending 1st annual meeting in New York, March 28, 1934.

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American Institute of Nutrition, 1935 - Memo to members of the Editorial Board, Journal of Nutrition; list of members of AIN.

10 15

American Institute of Nutrition, 1936 - List of Members of AIN and applications for membership.

10 16

American Institute of Nutrition - Meeting by-laws and constitution, list of members of AIN (no dates given).

10 17

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