The engraving on the lower-half of the title page depicts the coat of arms of the Royal Society, founded in November 1660 by royal charter of King Charles II. The coat of arms consists of a shield argent featuring the…
Polygraphice, or, the arts of drawing, engraving, etching, limning, painting, washing, varnishing, gilding, colouring, dying, beautifying and perfuming
- Author Salmon, William, 1644-1713
- Subject Art metal-work, Art--Early works to 1800, Beauty, Personal, Salmon, William, 1644-1713, Dyes and dyeing, Botany, Medical--Early works to 1800, Materia medica--Early works to 1800, Alchemy--Early works to 1800, Drawing--Technique, Medicine, Popular, Painting--Technique, Palmistry, Herbs, Herbs--Therapeutic use, Formulas, recipes, etc.--Early works to 1800, Pharmacy--Early works to 1800, Cosmetics, Perfumes, Workshop recipes, portrait painting--early works, Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions, and Herbals
Micrographia : or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. With observations and inquiries thereupon
First edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, the first large work to illustrate microscopical objects, with copperplates engraved by Hooke himself. All 38 copperplates from the volume are digitized here, with…
James A. Fisher begins the interview with a description of his family and early years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating early from Yale University because of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Fisher secured a…
- Interviewee Fisher, James A. (James Aiken), 1920-2014
- Interviewer Gapp, Marjorie and DeWitt, Lloyd
- Subject Painting, Fisher, James A. (James Aiken), 1920-2014, Alcoa Niagara Works, Fisher Scientific (Firm), Fisher, Chester G., 1881-1965, Painting--Private collections, Kipling Corporation, Art--Collectors and collecting, Alchemy in art, Painting, Netherlandish, and Chemistry
Robert E. Finnigan begins the interview with a description of his family and childhood years in Snyder, New York. Finnigan developed an interest in military service and science while reading The Dave Darrin Series about…
- Interviewee Finnigan, Robert E., 1927-
- Interviewer Brock, David C.
- Subject Electrical engineering, Mass spectrometry, Finnigan Corporation, Electronic Associates, Finnigan, Robert E., 1927-, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Electrical engineers, Gas chromatography--Instruments, Quadrupoles, and Scientific apparatus and instruments
Bernard Fields begins the interview with a discussion of his early years, growing up in Brooklyn, New York. Fields was encouraged by his parents to excel in scholastic endeavors. After graduating high school at the age…
- Interviewee Fields, Bernard N.
- Interviewer Schlesinger, Sondra
- Subject Molecular biology, Biochemistry, National Communicable Disease Center (U.S.), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Virology--Research, Fields, Bernard N., Harvard Medical School, Microbiology, Biochemists, Microbiologists, Immunology, Virology, and Biology
- 2009-Dec-09 (First session)
- 2009-Dec-10 (Second session)
Frank H. Field was raised in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, by an aunt, an uncle, and a grandmother. He entered Duke University, placing a year ahead in chemistry, but had very little money. To meet his expenses he worked…
- Interviewee Field, F. H. (Frank Henry), 1922-
- Interviewer Grayson, Michael A.
- Subject Humble Oil and Refining Company (Incorporated in Tex.), Esso Research and Engineering Company, Chemical apparatus, Ionization, Chemists--Biography, Franklin, J. L. (Joseph Louis), 1906-, Mass spectrometry, Rockefeller University, Chromatographic analysis, Chemists, Field, F. H. (Frank Henry), 1922-, and Consolidated Engineering Corporation
- 2009-Sep-24 (First session)
- 2009-Nov-23 (Second session)
- 2010-Feb-27 (Third session)
- 2010-Jun-28 (Fourth session)
Herman Fialkov was born in 1922 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Herman attended City College of New York, studying engineering. He left college to take a job with Emerson Radio Corporation attending night school at…
- Interviewee Fialkov, Herman, 1922-2012
- Interviewer Ulrych, Richard and Brock, David C.
- Subject Engineers, New business enterprises, Engineers--Biography, Entrepreneurship, Semiconductors, Businesspeople, Electronic industries, General Instrument Corporation, Rock, Arthur, 1926-, Fialkov, Herman, 1922-2012, and Businesspeople--Biography
John R. Ferraro was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Richard T. Crane Technical High School, then worked at General Motors for three years before entering Illinois Institute of Technology, majoring in…
This interview with James R. Fair begins with a discussion of Fair's childhood in the Midwest, highlighting high-school experiences in Little Rock, Arkansas, and early interests in science. Fair attended The Citadel as…
- Interviewee Fair, James R., 1920-
- Interviewer Bohning, James J.
- Subject Styrene, Monsanto Chemical Company, High Flyer (Ship), Disasters, Chemical engineering, Fires, Chemical engineers, Fair, James R., 1920-, Texas--Texas City, Grandcamp (Ship), Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.), Ethylene, University of Texas at Austin, and Shell Development Company
Glen A. Evans grew up in San Diego, California, the oldest of three children. He first decided on a science career when he was in high school, and during the summer before he matriculated at UCSD he worked in Renato…
- 1987-Aug-31 (First session)
- 1988-Feb-24 (Second session)
In this interview Sidney Edelstein begins with his family life in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and includes his early education and experiences at the Baylor School in Chattanooga. He describes his undergraduate career at…
Elizabeth Dyer recounts her childhood in Haverill, Massachusetts and entering Mount Holyoke College at the age of seventeen. There she was influenced by two outstanding teachers, Louisa Stevenson and Dorothy Hahn, which…
Nathalie Dusoulier begins her interview by discussing her family background and education. She recounts how she started working in information science from her background in pharmacology. She then speaks about her…
- Interviewee Dusoulier, Nathalie, 1927-2010
- Interviewer Rayward, W. Boyd
- Subject Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France), Women in science, Desoulier, Nathalie, 1927-2010, Information storage and retrieval systems--Chemistry, United Nations, Institut de l'information scientifique et technique (France), Pharmacologists, Pharmacology, Chemistry--Nomenclature, Women in information science, and Chemistry--Abstracting and indexing
Jacques-Emile Dubois begins the interview with a discussion of his family and early education. He discusses his paternal grandfather's and father's roles in World War I and his family's influence, his father's in…
- Interviewee Dubois, J. E. (Jaques-Emile), 1920-
- Interviewer Burke, Colin B.
- Subject Dubois, J. E. (Jaques-Emile), 1920-, Information storage and retrieval systems--Chemistry, CODATA, Chemistry--Abstracting and indexing, Chemistry--Nomenclature, Physical scientists, Physical sciences, Universität des Saarlandes, and Université de Paris
Ronald Duarte begins the interview by discussing his family history, and how the family came to settle in Pescadero, California. Duarte and Gordon E. Moore grew up together in Pescadero, until Moore and his family moved…
Paul Doty begins by describing his family's background and his early education in Western Pennsylvania. He also recalls attending the ACS national meeting while he was still a teenager. He describes his impressions of…
The interview begins with Edward Donley describing his early years growing up on his family's farm and attending a one-room schoolhouse. After graduating from high school, Donley joined the Civilian Conservation Corps…
- Interviewee Donley, Edward, 1921-
- Interviewer Bohning, James J.
- Subject Mechanical engineering, Donley, Edward, 1921-, American Standard, Inc., Air Products and Chemicals, inc., Oxygen, Mechanical engineers, Hydrogen, Continental Aviation and Engineering Company, Pool, Leonard Parker, 1906-1975, and Liquid oxygen
- 1991-May-29 (Second session)
- 1990-Nov-09 (First session)
William von Eggers Doering begins these interviews with a discussion of his early life and family background. His parents were both musicians, and met while they were both studying music in Leipzig. When World War I…
- Interviewee Doering, W. von E. (William Von Eggers), 1917-
- Interviewer Bohning, James J.
- Subject Woodward, R. B. (Robert Burns), 1917-1979, Chemistry, Organic, Chemists--Biography, Harvard University, Procter & Gamble Company, Yale University, Hickrill Chemical Research Foundation, Chemistry, Columbia University, Doering, W. von E. (William Von Eggers), 1917-, Quinine, and Chemists
In this interview Carl Djerassi begins with his early years in Vienna and Bulgaria, including his schooling at the American College in Sofia. This is followed by his immigration to the United States, with special…
- Interviewee Djerassi, Carl
- Interviewer Thackray, Arnold, 1939- and Sturchio, Jeffrey L.
- Subject Syntex Corporation, Chemistry, Organic, Djerassi, Carl, Cetus Corporation, Zoecon Corporation, Chemists, Wayne State University, Steroids, Ciba Pharmaceutical Company, Chemists--Biography, Stanford University, and Chemistry
In his oral history Michael J. Dewar describes his education and long career in chemistry, both in academia and industry. He discusses his research and colleagues at Courtalds, Ltd. , his learning physical chemistry,…
Allen G. Debus grew up in Evanston, a suburb to the north of Chicago, where he attended public schools. He earned a BS in chemistry, with almost enough credits for a second major in history. After working at Abbott…
In this interview, Claude K. Deischer discusses his life and his career as a chemist and historian of chemistry. Initially, Deischer recollects his childhood and early education. He then speaks about his undergraduate…
Melvin Day begins the interview with a discussion of his family and childhood years in Boston. Day grew up during the Depression and often worked in his father's oil company after school to help ends meet. Day attended…
- Interviewee Day, Melvin S., 1923-2013
- Interviewer Williams, Robert V.
- Subject United States. National Technical Information Service, Abstracting, M. Day Consulting, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Information storage and retrieval systems--Chemistry, Chemistry--Research, Chemistry--Abstracting and indexing, National Library of Medicine (U.S.), National Science Foundation (U.S.), U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Chemists--Biography, Chemists, and Chemistry--Nomenclature
In this interview Donald Cram talks briefly about his family and growing up in Vermont, Florida and New York, and this is followed by a description of his experiences at Rollins College and his start in the world of…