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physiologist , biochemist , nutritionist

George Raymond Cowgill, American physiologist, biochemist, nutritionist. Recipient Mead Johnson 1942 award for distinguished researches on vitamin B complex; Science award Grocery Manufacturers American, 1948; Osborne and Mendel award American Institute Nutrition, 1958.


Cowgill, George Raymond was born on February 8, 1893 in St. Paul. Son of Frank Brooks and Ida Lillian (Hall) Cowgill.


Student Hamline U., 1911-1913. Bachelor of Arts, Stanford, 1916, graduate student, 1916-1917. Doctor of Philosophy., Yale, 1921.

Doctor of Science (Honorary), University of Southern California 1947, Hamline U., 1955.


December 1957); 1 daughter, Barbara (Mistress Arkansas Perrins). Married second, Grace C. Deuel, March 31, 1959. Pesearch in physiology and biochemistry, School Medicine, Yale, 1920-1960, successively assistant in physiological chemistry, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, professor nutrition, 1944-1960, emeritus professor nutrition, 1960-1973.

Adjunct Professor biochemistry, nutrition University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1960-1973. Smith-Reed-Russell lecturer George Washington University School Medicine, 1940. De Lamar lecturer Johns Hopkins University School Hygiene and Public Health, 1940.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Vitamin B Requirement of Man, 1934. (with W. L. Marxer, George R. Cowgill) The Art of Predictive Medicine, 1967, also numerous science papers reporting researches.


Member civilian advising committee to Secretary Navy, 1946. Served to Lieutenant United States Army, 1917-1919, Advertising Educational Foundation. Member Connecticut Citizens Food Committee, 1947-1948.

Member food and nutrition board National Research Council, 1940-1946. Member of council on foods and nutrition American Medical Association, 1938-1959. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute Chemists.

Member American Physiological Society, American Society Biological Chemists, Society Experimental Biological and Medical (council, 1946), American Chemical Society, National Academy Medicine Brazil, (honorary foreign), Institute Food Technologists, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Alpha Sigma Phi, Phi Chi. Member editorial board journal of Nutrition, 1935-1939, acting managing editor, 1935-1936, editor, 1939-1959.


Married Alice May Fesler, September 7, 1922 (deceased.; married second, Grace C. Deuel, March 31, 1959.

Frank Brooks Cowgill

Ida Lillian (Hall) Cowgill

Alice May Fesler

Grace C. Deuel