Mendel, Lafayette B. (Lafayette Benedict), 1872-1935Alternative names
Lafayette Benedict Mendel was born in Delhi, New York, on February 5, 1872. He received a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1893 and remained at Yale all his professional life, attaining the rank of professor of physiological chemistry in 1903. His research focused on nutrition, particularly the amino acids of proteins and the importance of vitamins in diet. He served on the Inter-Allied Scientific Food Commission during World War I and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Mendel died in New Haven, Connecticut, on December 9, 1935.
From the description of Lafayette Benedict Mendel papers, 1879-1941 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702169113
From the guide to the Lafayette Benedict Mendel papers, 1879-1941, (Manuscripts and Archives)
- Nutrition--Physiological aspects