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    • 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."

    • 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…

    • 1918

    Specifications, including mix percentages and instructions, for paints and varnish for the United States War Department. Contains paint samples and standard colors for army equipment such as camouflage, deck and floor…

    • Letter circular LC-515
    • 1938

    This circular from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards lists the attributes of selenium cells, photocells, photolytic cells, and thermopiles. The circular includes bibliographic sources 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.

    • 1941

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

    • 1942-Oct-12

    Letter from the Vice President of the United States to the microbiologist and author, Paul de Kruif. Concerns corn genetics research conducted by plant geneticist, George Harrison Shull, at Princeton University. Shull…

    • 1944-Apr-12

    Letter regarding specifications for Pauling Oxygen Meter for use in British military aircraft.

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

    • 1944-Dec-15

    Letter in which Arnold Beckman's request to have the Pauling Oxygen Meter project declassified is denied.

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

    • 1944-Jul-19

    Letter regarding an inquiry from the United States War Department about the sensitivity of Pauling Oxygen Meter.

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

    • 1944-Dec-27

    The letter outlines the Navy's requirements for the Pauling oxygen meter. The spelling of the recipient's name is likely a mistake, as letters written by Wood himself spell his first name "Reuben."

    Developed from a…

    • 1944

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

    • 1945-Feb-08

    Letter regarding the extension of the military contract for Beckman Instruments' Pauling Oxygen Meter development. This letter also mentions the possibility of using the instrument inside oxygen tents.

    Developed from a…

    • 1945-Feb-06

    In this letter, Dr. Prentiss inquires about the possibility of combining a moisture detector and an oxygen meter, presumably for use in submarines. At the time, Dr. Spencer S. Prentiss was working for the National…

    • 1945-Feb-06

    Letter inquiring about the price and delivery of model P and A Pauling Oxygen Meters for use by the National Defense Research Committee. This letter was originally sent to Dr. Beckman with another letter from Spencer…

    • 1945-May-29

    Letter regarding the possible development of an aviation model of the Pauling Oxygen Meter for the Bureau of Aeronautics.

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

    • 1945-Sep-26

    This letter to Dr. Spencer S. Prentiss of the National Defense Research Committee describes the results of the clinical trial of the Pauling Oxygen Meter by the United States Army. The Army decided not to standardize…

    • 1945-Feb-20

    Request from the National Defense Research Committee for a Model L Pauling Oxygen Meter to test at high altitudes in airplanes.

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman…

    • 1945-Feb-16

    The letter regards the procurement of Pauling meters for use on submarines and issues of cost and portability.

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