Monday, April 8, 2013

Grace Arabell Goldsmith

 Born this day in 1904: Grace Arabell Goldsmith (1904–1975), internationally recognized clinical nutritionist and authority on dietary diseases; established niacin deficiency as the cause of pellagra; established the metabolism and minimum requirements for tryptophan and niacin. Served on the faculty of Tulane University from 1936 to 1975: as dean, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (1967–1973); chair, Department of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (1967–1974); and chair, Department of Nutrition (1967­1969); first to introduce nutritional training for medical students.

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