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Biographical Memoirs: Volume 62 (1993)

Chapter: HONORS

Suggested Citation:"HONORS." National Academy of Sciences. 1993. Biographical Memoirs: Volume 62. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2201.
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LEONARD AMBY MAYNARD 305 tology. Effects of diet on aging had not previously been studied, and the fact that McCay's findings in rats of a beneficial effect of food restriction in retarding aging and age-related diseases was, as Maynard pointed out, fundamental. HONORS In 1944 Maynard was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished achievement in nutrition research. In 1947 he received the Borden Award from the American Institute of Nutrition, again for his outstanding research in nutrition. In 1952 he received the Award of Distinction from the Grocery Manufacturers of America, and in 1954 the American Institute of Nutrition honored him with the Osborne and Mendel award. This award, which is given in recognition of outstanding basic research accomplishments in the science of nutrition, was given to Maynard also for his other achievements. Indeed, the citation at the time the award was made read ". . .[given for] investigations on biochemical and nutritional aspects of metabolism and lactation and for his contributions as a teacher, administrator and public servant in the field of nutrition" (1978). In 1957 his extraordinary contributions to the furtherance of home economics were recognized by two awards: he was chosen a National Honorary Member of Omicron Nu (and it was indeed a rare honor for a male to become a member of a women's honor society!). That year he was also elected an honorary member of the American Dietetic Association. In 1958 he received an honorary degree from the University of Rhode Island. In the following year his outstanding contributions to international nutrition were recognized when he was elected to the Order Rodolfo Robles by the Republic of Guatemala and was also pre

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Biographic Memoirs: Volume 62 contains the biographies of deceased members of the National Academy of Sciences and bibliographies of their published works. Each biographical essay was written by a member of the Academy familiar with the professional career of the deceased. For historical and bibliographical purposes, these volumes are worth returning to time and again.

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