Lydia Jane Roberts Biographical File

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Lydia Jane Roberts Biographical File
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Preferred Citation

Roberts, Lydia Jane (1879-1965). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Lydia Jane Roberts, Ph.D., was a nutritionist, teacher, investigator, and author. She wrote the classic text Nutrition Work with Children (1928). Roberts was appointed assistant professor at the University of Chicago in 1919, and upon her award of the Ph.D. in 1928, she was promoted to associate professor. In 1930 Roberts was appointed professor and chair of the Department of Home Economics at the University of Chicago. She left Chicago in 1944 to become the professor and chair at the University of Puerto Rico until her retirement in 1965.

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  • Nutrition
  • Women in Medicine

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