Rose, William Cumming, 1887-1985

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William Cumming Rose graduated from Davidson College in 1907. He earned a Ph. D. from Yale University in 1911. Dr. Rose taught at the University of Illinois from 1922-1953. He helped lay the foundation of modern nutritional research by identifying the importance of amino acids as the building blocks of proteins. In 1966 he was awarded the National Medal of Science by president Lyndon B. Johnson. He was also awarded the Charles B. Spencer medal, the Willard Gibbs medal, the Osborne and Mendel award, and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

From the description of Collection, 1907-1990. (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 722090344

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creatorOf Rose, William Cumming, 1887-. Letter, 1938. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Rose, William Cumming, 1887-1985. Collection, 1907-1990. Davidson College, Davidson College Library
creatorOf William C. Rose Papers, 1923-62, 1966 University of Illinois Archives
creatorOf Division of Nutritional Sciences,. Division of Nutritional Sciences collection of photographs and biographies of scientists, 1716-1984. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Meyer Bodansky, Pathology and Biochemistry Papers, (1916-1949) MS 28. Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections,Moody Medical Library,
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University of Texas
University of Pennsylvania
Davidson College
World War II--Agricultural and Industrial Production and Construction
Amino acids
Graduate Studies
World War I--Scientific Research and Development
Yale University
Food Science
Rockefeller Foundation


Birth 1887-04-04

Death 1985-09-25



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SNAC ID: 31762407