The Story of the Founding of the Sheffield Scientific School
Russel Henry Chittenden. The Story of the Founding of the Sheffield Scientific School, 1939
Russell Henry Chittenden (1856 – 1943) was an American physiological chemist. He conducted pioneering research in the biochemistry of digestion and nutrition.
He was professor of physiological chemistry at Yale from 1882 to 1922. He was director of the Sheffield Scientific School from 1898-1922. He was also professor of physiology at the Yale School of Medicine starting in 1900. From 1898 to 1903 he was also a lecturer on physiological chemistry at Columbia University, New York. He was a founding member of the American Physiological Society in 1887 and served as its president from 1895 to 1904. He was a member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1904, he was elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society. He was the author of Digestive Proteolysis and Physiological Economy in Nutrition (New York, 1905). During World War I, Professor Chittenden was a member of the Advisory Committee on Food Utilization and also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Research Council. He is often called the "father of American biochemistry." His home in New Haven is a National Historic Landmark.
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Russel Henry Chittenden
Chittenden, Russel Henry, "The Story of the Founding of the Sheffield Scientific School" (1939). Pamphlets, Offprints and Reprints. 32.