Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center

Saul Kit, PhD papers; 1958-1974; MS 018



Creator: Kit, Saul
Title Saul Kit, PhD papers
Abstract: The Saul Kit, PhD papers document the career of Dr. Saul Kit, who made significant contributions to the field of biochemistry. He was chief of the section of nucleoprotein metabolism in the Department of Biochemistry at M.D. Anderson Hospital, and later Head of the Division of Biochemical Virology at Baylor College of Medicine. He served as President of the Southwest Section of the American Association for Cancer Researchers, the Treasurer of the American Society for Cell Biology, and President of the American Society for Cell Biology. This collection focuses on his research published from 1958-1974. The collection equals 1 box and contains journals, reprints, copies and an undated manuscript. The materials are in good condition.
Identification: MS 018
Quantity: .25 cubic feet (1 box)
Language: English
Repository: John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library

Biographical Note

Dr. Saul Kit was a leader in biochemistry in the Texas medical Center. He was chief of the section of nucleoprotein metabolism in the Department of Biochemistry at M.D. Anderson Hospital, and later Head of the Division of Biochemical Virology at Baylor College of Medicine. He served as President of the Southwest Section of the American Association for Cancer Researchers, the Treasurer of the American Society for Cell Biology, and President of the American Society for Cell Biology.

Dr. Kit was a recipient of numerous research grants from National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, The American Cancer Society, Leukemia Society, Robert A. Welch Foundation, and the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. For over 25 years he received a Research Career Award from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In 1987, he was honored with the Distinguished Inventor of the Year Award for developing the world's first genetically engineered vaccine to be licensed by the U.S. government. Dr. Kit was granted numerous United States and International patents for his pioneering vaccine inventions.


Scope and Content Note

The Saul Kit, PhD papers contain research journals, reprints, copies and an undated manuscript related to his career in biochemistry.


Arrangement of Collection

This collection is arranged into the following series.
Series I. Professional Papers

Restrictions

Access restrictions

Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce should be secured from the repository.


Index terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Kit, Saul
M.D. Anderson Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Biochemistry
Cancer research

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Saul Kit PhD, papers; MS 18; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.

Processing Information

Materials placed in acid-free folder and ordered in chronological order.

Accruals

No accurals are expected for this collection.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Professional Papers; 1958-1974

Scope and Content Note: This series includes a manuscript without an attribution date.
box folder
1 1 Article reprints, 1958-1965
2 Article reprints, 1966-1969
3 Article reprints, 1970 part I
4 Article reprints, 1970 part II
5 Article reprints, 1971
6 Article reprints, 1972
7 Article reprints, 1973
8 Article reprints, 1974
9 Manuscript undated