Manuscripts Collection
Louisiana Division
New Orleans Public Library

MS 122
Walter G. Unglaub, Jr. (1918-1970)

Papers, 1958-1962
1 cu. ft.

Physician. Native of Louisville, Kentucky. Received M.D. from University of Louisville in 1942. Performed internship and residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. Appointed to faculty of Tulane University Medical School in 1948. Conducted nutrition surveys in Latin American countries for U.S. Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Defense in 1960-1962. Served as Associate Dean and Director of Post Graduate Medicine at Tulane, 1963-1967. Directed the Louisiana section of the National Nutrition Survey in 1968. At his death (May 1, 1970), he was Professor of Nutrition in the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Director of Biomedical Communications for the Medical School.

Records accessioned in March, 1985, after being abandoned in a Tulane Medical Center building scheduled for demolition.

The records include correspondence and reports relating to nutrition surveys in Columbia and Bolivia in 1960-1962 and to the exchange program between the medical schools of Tulane and Anioquia (Columbia). Correspondents include various members of the ICNND, both in the Department of Health, Education, & Welfare and at medical schools throughout the U.S., and the University and Health officials in Columbia and Bolivia. Of special interst are copies of Dr. Unglaub's letters describing his planning and surveying trips to the two counties.

NOTE: Due to the relatively small size of this collection, as well as its homogeneity, it was not fully processed. Folders are arranged more or less by general category.


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