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Public Health Collections Now Open for Research

By , February 28, 2011

Brochure for Skylab, the United States’ first space station. From the collection of Robert Benford, who specialized in aviation medicine and had been editor of several aerospace journals. From the Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.

Three public health collections are now available for research:..

Robert J. Benford Papers: Robert Joseph Benford (Nebraska, M.D. 1934) was an officer in the Medical Corps, U.S. Air Force during World War II and made Colonel, 1947-1960. He was also Chief, Engineering Development Division of the Armed Services Medical Procurement Agency. The collection includes many photographs and printed material, such as reports about aeronautical research. Processed by Cheryl Ostrowski.

D. Mark Hegsted Papers: Hegsted (Wisconsin, Ph.D. 1940) taught nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health starting in 1942. In 1968 he served as head of the Food and Nutrition Board, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council. His principal research interests are in nutritional needs in underdeveloped areas of the world and protein and calcium requirements. The collection documents Hegsted’s professional activities, especially his work with the Food and Nutrition Board to formulate national nutritional policies; his research and other concerns, such as food labeling and coordinating national nutritional programs; and his work toward raising public interest in nutritional issues.┬áProcessed by Hanna Clutterbuck. Finding aid available here.

Jean Mayer Papers: Mayer (1920- ) (Yale, Ph.D. 1948) taught nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health from 1950 to 1976, when he became president of Tufts University. He chaired the 1969 White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health and served as consultant on nutrition to various countries. He has lectured extensively and written articles and books. His research has dealt primarily with the brain mechanism regulating hunger and food intake and with experimental and clinical obesity. Processed by Hanna Clutterbuck. The finding aid is here.

These collections were processed as a part of the Center’s CLIR-funded project, Foundations of Public Health Policy, which recently concluded. for more informatoion about these collections, additional Foundations collections, or the project, see the project website.

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