William Pearson, Jr. Papers
Collection Number 60

Summary Information

Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Pearson, William Noorman, 1924-
Title
William Pearson, Jr. Papers
Date [inclusive]
1960 - 1968
Extent
2.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Personal papers of nutritionist William Pearson, Jr. The collection includes: correspondence; manuscripts; lectures; abstracts; grant applications; photographs; slides; reprints; and files on Selenium Project, Zinc Deficiency Project, and Iron Project.

Preferred Citation

William Pearson, Jr. Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

William Pearson Jr. (1924-1968) was a researcher, author, and professor. He received his Ph.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1951. He then went from Instructor to Professor of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt during the time period from 1950-1968. He was also Associate Director of the Division of Nutrition at Vanderbilt from 1960-1968. He served as secretary for the American Institute of Nutrition from 1966-1968, and received the Mead Johnson Award from the AIN in 1967. He also was a Consultant to the ICNND. He was a member of the following organizations: A.M.A. Council on Foods; Food and Nutrition Board, NAS, NRC; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Public Health Association.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of nutritionist William Pearson, Jr. The collection includes: correspondence; manuscripts; lectures; abstracts; grant applications; photographs; slides; reprints; and files on Selenium Project, Zinc Deficiency Project, and Iron Project.

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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)

  • Patwardhan, Vinayak Narayan, 1905
  • Pearson, William Noorman, 1924-

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Nutrition--history
  • MeSH Selenium
  • MeSH Trace Elements

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Epidemiology/Public Health
  • Nutrition
  • Vanderbilt Alumni

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