Karl Ernest Mason Biographical File

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Karl Ernest Mason Biographical File
1980 - 1980
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Biographical file includes a copy of the September 1980 Anatomical Record, photographs, obituary, bibliography, biographical and academic journal articles, and correspondence.

Preferred Citation

Mason, Karl Ernest (1900-1978). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Karl Ernest Mason received his Ph.D. in zoology and anatomy in 1925 from Yale University and his honorary Sc.D. from Arcadia University in 1949. Following a stint as a zoological assistant at Yale from 1921-1925 and a fellowship with the National Research Council from 1925-1926, Mason became an instructor in anatomy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He rose to the rank of Associate Professor in 1930, and he continued in this position until 1940. Mason was an honorary research associate in biochemistry at University College in London in 1939.

After leaving Vanderbilt, Mason joined the medical faculty at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, serving as Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy. He then served as Nutrition Program Director of the National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases from 1965-1975 and consulted for NIADD from 1975 until his death in 1978.

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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Anatomy
  • Nutrition
  • VUMC History

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