Bernard Oser Collection
Collection Number 58

Summary Information

EBL Manuscripts Collection
Oser, Bernard L., (Bernard Levussove), 1899-1995
Bernard Oser Collection
Date [inclusive]
1920 - 1970
1.0 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Bernard Oser Collection. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Bernard Oser (1899-1995) was a biochemist, nutrition and food scientist. He was author of Hawk's Physiological Chemistry. He worked on methods of biological and chemical assay of vitamins, proteins and other nutrients; the fortification, stabilization and physiological availability of vitamins in pharmaceutical products and fortified foods; toxicology and safety evaluation of food additives, drugs, pesticides and related chemicals; and on the scientific aspects of food laws and regulations

He received his Ph.D. from Fordham University in 1927. He was an Assistant in Physiological Chemistry at Jefferson Medical College from 1920-1921. Then he worked as a Biochemist at Philadelphia General Hospital from 1922-1926. He then went from Assistant Director to Vice President at Food Research Labs, Inc. [now FDRL] during the time period from 1926-1957. Then he started as Director and eventually became President of the Chemistry Board from 1959-1974. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University Institute of Nutrition Sciences from 1959-1971. Later he founded of Bernard L. Oser Associates, 1974-1994.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of noted toxicologist, nutritionist, and President of Food Research Laboratories, Inc., Bernard Oser (1899-1995). The collection consists primarily of reprints. Collection also includes: correspondence, notes, manuscripts, brochures, and lab data. Material primarily covers nutrition topics -- particularly vitamins.

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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)

  • Oser, Bernard L., (Bernard Levussove), 1899-1995

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Biochemistry
  • MeSH Food Additives

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Nutrition

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