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    • 1993-Jul-15

    Chalmer Kirkbride begins the interview by describing his family background and childhood in Oklahoma and Kansas. During high school, Kirkbride's interests were influenced by his brother-in-law, a chemist for…

    • 1941

    Illustrated throughout, this booklet includes sections on lung irritants, blister and tear gases, irritant smokes, incendiaries, screening smokes, systemic poisons and decontamination stations.

    • 1950

    Illustrated throughout, this book covers topics including the principles and description of an atomic explosion; shock from air, underground and underwater bursts; physical damage; thermal radiation; nuclear radiations…

    • 1965

    Illustrated throughout with topics including corporate emergency planning, emergency planning at the plant and general provisions (corporate and plant levels). Also includes an industrial defense organization chart.

    • 1968

    Illustrated throughout including chapters on fallout shelters, supplies, fire hazards and emergency care of the sick and injured. The section on major natural disasters covers floods and hurricanes, tornadoes, winter…

    • 1941

    Illustrated throughout, this booklet includes sections on lung irritants, blister and tear gases, irritant smokes, incendiaries, screening smokes, systemic poisons and decontamination stations.

    • 1908

    Text includes illustrations as follows:

    Fig. 1. Chemicals needed for the exercises in this bulletin
    Fig. 2. Apparatus used in preparing oxygen
    Fig. 3. Apparatus used in preparing nitrogen
    Fig. 4. Apparatus used in…

    • 1906

    Text includes sections entitled "Inferior drugs and insidious methods of deception," "Rose geranium oil and its substitutes," and "Phenacetin: methods of analysis and commercial status."

    • 1949

    "This report describes radioactive waste materials, their sources in the atomic energy program, and the methods used on processing and storing or disposing of them at atomic energy installations and at laboratories and…

    • 1983

    Booklet about the United States nuclear energy program, which includes description of the process, types of nuclear reactors, nuclear fuel, transporting radioactive materials, and economies of nuclear power. Includes…

    • 1955-Oct-06

    In this letter, Emery, as secretary of the American Chemical Society, proposes Arnold Beckman as a nominee for President-Elect of the ACS. Beckman was ultimately not nominated, but his name was proposed again in 1956.

    • 1945-May-24

    In this letter, Churchill confirms that the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC) has granted Beckman permission to discuss the Pauling Oxygen Meter at an American Chemical Society meeting.

    • 1944

    The letter expresses Bush's "personal and official appreciation and commendation" for contracted work performed in furtherance of the war effort.

    • 1945-Aug-11

    In this letter, Prentiss shares his initial impressions of a prototype aircraft oxygen meter.

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen analyzers ended up…