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SERIES Identifier: MC 062

II. Boston Nutrition Laboratory Records, 1904-1954, 1904-1954

Scope and Contents

Series II includes correspondence, research notes, lecture notes, studies, and unpublished writings on FGB's research conducted at the Boston Nutrition Laboratory. In 1905 and 1906 FGB helped the Carnegie Institution identify Boston as the future site for the Nutrition Laboratory he had been chosen to direct; records pertaining to this location study and correspondence between FGB and Walter B. Cannon can be found in Series III. This series also includes grant proposals and applications from FGB's research activities funded by the Carnegie Institute at Wesleyan University and later at the BNL; and his metabolism studies conducted on animals of all sizes, including lecture notes and unpublished manuscripts from his work on elephant metabolism.


  • 1904-1954

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access requires advance notice. Consult Public Services for further information.


5.5 cubic feet (5 record cartons, 1 half document box, and 1 oversize flat box)


Arranged alphabetically by folder. Photographs listed in Series II are housed in box 4. Non-print items are housed in box 5. Oversized items are housed in boxes 6 and 7.


Repository Details

Part of the Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine) Repository

The Center for the History of Medicine in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine is one of the world's leading resources for the study of the history of health and medicine. Our mission is to enable the history of medicine and public health to inform healthcare, the health sciences, and the societies in which they are embedded.

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