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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Nutrition and Food Science records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AC-0441

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of syllabi, schedules, reading lists, and handouts (copies of slides viewed in classes and readings) relating to course 20.610, Principles of Toxicology. This special ten week graduate course was partially sponbsored by a training grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It was designed to provide additional training to scientists and engineers already working in the field of toxicology, as well as introducing the subject to others who might be interested in the field. The course consisted of four major sections (Toxicology, Analytical Chemical Methodology, Epidemiologic Principles and Methods, and Occupational Health) organized by three professors from MIT and two professors from the Harvard School of Public Health. The course consisted of lectures by other professors, scientists from the industry world, and officials from various governmental agencies.


  • 1979


Access note

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

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Historical note

In January 1945 the Program in Food Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was separated from the Department of Biology and Biomedical Engineering and became Course XX, the Department of Food Technology. In 1960 the name was changed to the Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, and in 1963 technology was dropped from the name. In 1985 the name was changed again to the Department of Applied Biological Sciences. The department was closed in 1988 and its primary activities were divided among other departments.

Department Heads (Applied Biological Sciences and predecessors)

William L. Campbell
Bernard E. Proctor
Samuel A. Goldblith, acting head
Nevin S. Scrimshaw
Gerald N. Wogan


1 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

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Preliminary Inventory to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Nutrition and Food Science records, 1979
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Previously the collection was named "MIT Department of Nutrition and Food Science curriculum materials."

Repository Details

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