Sebrell, W. H. (William Henry), 1901-1992

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Dr. Sebrell was director of the National Institutes of Health, 1950-55.

From the description of William H. Sebrell : an oral history / interviewed by Albert Siepert, 1970 Dec. 8-9. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 49617022

Public health officer.

From the description of Reminiscences of William Henry Sebrell, Jr. : oral history, 1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122528181

Born at Portsmouth, Virginia on September 11, 1901, William Henry Sebrell, Jr. received his medical education at the University of Virginia's School of Medicine. He joined the U.S. Public Health Service in 1925 as an Assistant Surgeon and was posted in Boston and New York marine hospitals. In 1928 he began his career's work studying nutrition at the National Institute of Health. He served as chief of NIH's Divisions of Chemotherappy and Physiology from 1940 to 1947. In 1947 Sebrell became director of the Experimental Biology and Medicine Institute, a position he held until his appointment as director of the National Institutes of Health in 1950. In 1955 he retired from the Public Health Service but remained active as a research consultant to the American Cancer Society.

From the guide to the W. H. Sebrell Papers, 1915-1987, (History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine)

Dr. Sebrell entered the U. S. Public Health Service in 1925. He was engaged in nutrition research from 1928-1940 and during World War II he was co-director of the National Nutrition Program. In 1950 he was appointed director of the NIH, a position he held until 1955.

From the description of W. H. Sebrell papers, 1915-1987 (bulk 1950-1955). (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 298509399

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creatorOf W. H. Sebrell Papers, 1915-1987 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Sebrell, W. H. (William Henry), 1901-. Technical papers, 1929-68. Vanderbilt University, Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library
creatorOf Sebrell, William H. (William Henry), 1901-. William H. Sebrell : an oral history / interviewed by Albert Siepert, 1970 Dec. 8-9. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Sebrell, W. H. (William Henry), 1901-1992. Reminiscences of William Henry Sebrell, Jr. : oral history, 1962. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Blair Moody Papers, 1928-1954, 1934-1952 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn RISM Vertical Files, Bulk, 1960-2000, Bulk, 1960-2000 1900-2004 New York University. Archives
creatorOf Sebrell, William H. (William Henry), 1901-. W. H. Sebrell papers, 1915-1987 (bulk 1950-1955). National Library of Medicine
referencedIn NIH Directors' Files, 1937-1983 (bulk 1950-1970) History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
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associatedWith Fletcher, John E., person
associatedWith Moody, Blair, 1902-1954 person
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associatedWith Randal, Judith, person
associatedWith Siepert, Albert, person
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Birth 1901

Death 1992

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