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  title={Elmer Verner McCollum, 1879-1967},
  author={Harriette. Chick and Rudolph Albert Sir Peters},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={159 - 171}
  • H. Chick, R. Peters
  • Published 1 November 1969
  • Medicine
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
In his autobiography entitled From Kansas farm boy to scientist, Elmer McCollum gives a vivid description of his early life on a farm near Fort Scott in the State of Kansas. His forebears, of Scottish origin, had emigrated to the United States in 1763 and all had been farmers. His own parents were people of little education, who by dint of hard work and frugal living had become prosperous by local standards and had built a ‘frame house’ in which Elmer was born in 1879, the fourth child and the… 
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