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Includes notes, reprints, reports, clippings, photographs, and correspondence documenting McCay's research concerning the effects of nutrition on the aging process, dietary habits of naval personnel and the development of nutritionally-sound rations during World War II, canine
nutrition, fluoride and its use in water treatment, parabiosis, and the development of a high-protein, low-carbohydrate bread ("Cornell Bread"). Also included are notes, examinations, and handouts from his course on the History of Nutrition; printed reports from a U.S. Army research project on the effects of radiation on food; articles
on medicine, nutrition, and animal science, collected by McCay and Sutherland E. R. Simpson and indexed by subject and author; slides used to illustrate lectures on nutrition and parabiosis; and an annotated bibliography of articles pertaining to the History of Nutrition, complied by McCay. Also, letters and notes about the naming and
designation of the McCay Reading Room in Mann Library.