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Authorised form of nameWiddowson; Elsie May (1906 - 2000)
SurnameWiddowson
ForenamesElsie May
Dates1906 - 2000
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (21 October 1906)
Death:
Cambridge (14 June 2000)
ActivityProfession:
Nutritionist
Research Field:
Dietetics
Education:
Sydenham County Secondary School; Imperial College, London
Career:
Courtauld Institute of Biochemistry at Middlesex Hospital (1932-1933); King’s College of Household and Social Science (1933-1938); Staff, Department of Experimental Medicine, Cambridge University (1938-66); Infant Nutrition Research Division (1966-1972); Department of Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge (1972-1988); President, British Nutrition Foundation (1986-1996)
Honours:
CBE 1979; CH 1993
Memberships:
Nutrition Society (President 1977-1980); Neonatal Society (President 1978-1981)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
18/03/1976
Published worksThe Composition of Foods (1940)
SourcesObituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2002 vol 48 pp 483-506, plate, by M Ashwell
Royal Society codeNA5952
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/004900Widdowson, Elsie Maynd
IM/004901Widdowson, Elsie May1995
S/0035Sculpture bust of Widdowson, Elsie1974
MS/934/1Papers of Elsie Widdowson3 February 1937 - 10 June 2006
EC/1976/39Widdowson, Elsie May: certificate of election to the Royal Society1969
IM/GA/JGRS/8249Widdowson, Elsie May1981
CMB/281/18Papers passed for publication in the Proceedings1959
MS/934Papers of Elsie Widdowson and Robert McCance from the Medical Research Council3 February 1937 - 10 June 2006
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