Franklin Hoke ("History of Science Societies Sprout Up Nationwide, With More Researchers Studying Lessons Of The Past," The Scientist, Nov. 15, 1993, page 1) has a very interesting article on the proliferation of history of science societies.

Perhaps it should be added that the American Institute of Nutrition (AIN), alone among societies that are members of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), has a Committee on the History of Nutrition, and also has published a two-volume, 1,162-page compilation of the biographies of 128 Founders of Nutrition

Science, retrieved from their publication in the Journal of Nutrition over the past 62 years. The archivist of AIN is William J. Darby, who maintains the large collection of nutritional memorabilia at Vanderbilt University.

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