William D. Robinson Papers
Collection Number 66

Summary Information

Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Robinson, William D., 1911-
Title
William D. Robinson Papers
Date [inclusive]
1945 - 1946
Extent
0.5 Cubic feet
Abstract
Papers of nutritionist William D. Robinson (1911-1988), consisting of materials related to a Nutrition Survey of the American Zone of Occupation in Germany. The collection contains: orders; summary report; reports on various cities, including Berlin; data collection materials; reports on certain population groups.

Preferred Citation

William D. Robinson Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. William D. Robinson (1911-1988) was a professor and nutritionist who conducted research in Vitamin B complex; nutrition demographics; protein nutrition in disease; arthritis and rheumatism; and purine metabolism and gout. He received his M.D. from the University of Michigan in 1934. Robinson was a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at Vanderbilt from 1940-1941 and from 1943-1944 served as an instructor and director of the Investigative Section of the TN-Vanderbilt Nutrition Project from 1943-1944. He returned to the University of Michigan as a Professor of Internal Medicine in 1944. From 1944-1953, Robinson was head of the Arthritis Research Unit at the Rackham School of Graduate Studies at Michigan. Robinson served as president of the American Rheumatism Association from 1956-57, and also as Professor of Chemistry at Michigan in 1958.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Papers of nutritionist William D. Robinson (1911-1988), consisting of materials related to a Nutrition Survey of the American Zone of Occupation in Germany. The collection contains: orders; summary report; reports on various cities, including Berlin; data collection materials; reports on certain population groups.

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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)

  • Robinson, William D., 1911-

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Nutrition--history
  • MeSH Rheumatic Diseases

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Biochemistry
  • Nutrition

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