Nevin S. Scrimshaw

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Nevin Stewart Scrimshaw
Born (1918-01-20)January 20, 1918
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died February 8, 2013(2013-02-08) (aged 95)
Thornton, New Hampshire
Residence New Hampshire
Citizenship United States
Fields Nutrition and food science
Alma mater Harvard University (Ph.D.) 1941
University of Rochester (M.D.) 1945
Known for Research on human nutritional deficiency
Notable awards World Food Prize (1991)
Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation

Nevin Stewart Scrimshaw (January 20, 1918 – February 8, 2013) was an American food scientist and Institute Professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Scrimshaw was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During the course of his long career he developed nutritional supplements for alleviating protein, iodine, and iron deficiencies in the developing world. His pioneering and extensive publications in the area of human nutrition and food science include over 20 books and monographs and hundreds of scholarly articles. Scrimshaw also founded the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama, and the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation.[1] He was awarded the Bolton L. Corson Medal in 1976 and the World Food Prize in 1991.[2] Scrimshaw spent the last years of his life on a farm in Thornton, New Hampshire, where he died at 95.[3]

Awards and honours


  1. Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation. Nevin S. Scrimshaw, Ph.D., M.D., M.P.H.. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  2. The World Food Prize Foundation. Laureates: Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  3. Bryan Marquard (2013) Nevin Scrimshaw obituary from Boston Globe
  4. Institute of Food Technologists. List of IFT past award winners. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
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