Scrimshaw, Nevin S.

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Professor of Nutrition, MIT. Dr. Scrimshaw did his undergraduate work at Ohio Wesleyan University and received an M.A. in biology and a Ph.D. in physiology from Harvard in 1941. He attended the University of Rochester medical school and received his M.D. in 1945.

From the guide to the Nevin Scrimshaw papers, 1950-1985., (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library)

Professor of Nutrition, MIT. Dr. Scrimshaw did his undergraduate work at Ohio Wesleyan University and received an M.A. in biology and a Ph.D. in physiology from Harvard in 1941. He attended the University of Rochester medical school and received his M.D. in 1945.

In 1949 he became the founding director of the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP). He helped develop INCAP into one of the world's most comprehensive and productive institutions devoted to the study and alleviation of global malnutrition. In 1961 he resigned from INCAP to become a professor of Human Nutrition at MIT and head of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science.

An authority on international nutrition, his interests range from nutritional anthropology to food science and technology. He is a member of a number of professional societies and he has been active on a number of advisory committees as well as the UN and WHO. Dr. Scrimshaw has published over 350 scientific articles and has received numerous awards.

From the description of Nevin Scrimshaw papers, 1950-1985. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64055887

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referencedIn Records, 1942-1967. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Audio Recordings. 1942 - 1999. HUNGER
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Nevin Scrimshaw papers, 1950-1985. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Records of the Agency for International Development. 1948 - 2003. Records Relating to the United Nations Conference on the Application of Science and Technology for the Benefit of the Less Developed Areas
creatorOf Scrimshaw, Nevin S. Nevin Scrimshaw papers, 1950-1985. Cornell University Library
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correspondedWith Unitarian Service Committee. Medical Missions. corporateBody
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Death 2013-02-08

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