Physician, medical educator. Born– Sept. 21, 1902 in Ravenna, Tex. Parents– John Earl and Mary (Love) Spies. Education– University of Texas, A.B.; Harvard University, M.D. Did internship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston; taught Western Reserve University, 1931-1932; University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine, 1935-1947; Northwestern University Medical School after 1947; director of Nutrition Clinic, Hillman Hospital, Birmingham, after 1936; visiting professor of medicine, University of Alabama after 1941; on Food and Nutrition Board of National Research Council in 1943 and consultant on tropical medicine at Washington’s Army Medical School, 1945; famous for work on pellagra. Member Phi Beta Kappa; awarded honorary Sc.D. in 1944 by University of the South at Sewanee.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. III.


Experiences with Folic Acid. Chicago; Year Book Pub. Co., 1947.

Rehabilitation through Better Nutrition. Philadelphia; Saunders, 1947.

Vitamin Deficiency, the Diagnosis of Pellagra. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1937.


B1 (Thiamine) and Its Use in Medicine. New York; Macmillan, 1939.