In this interview, Herbert Morawetz traces his early life prior to leaving Czechoslovakia on the Nazi invasion and resettling in Canada, where he studied chemical engineering at the University of Toronto. He describes…
Herbert C. Brown studied at Crane Junior College, where he became fascinated by chemistry and its history; when Crane closed down, Brown was among the students invited to work in Nicholas D. Cheronis' Synthetical…
- Interviewee Brown, Herbert C. (Herbert Charles), 1912-2004
- Interviewer Bohning, James J.
- Subject University of Chicago, World War (1939-1945), United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. National Defense Research Committee, Wayne State University, Purdue University, Emigration and immigration, Nobel Prize winners
Italian-language book on the anatomy of the pigeon. It includes a color illustration of a pigeon and a pigeon egg. The pigeon is composed of two large, double-sided flaps and a series of smaller flaps, each of which…
Italian-language book on the anatomy of dairy cattle. It includes a color illustration of a dairy cow that is composed of two large, double-sided flaps and a series of smaller flaps, each of which lifts to reveal the…
Geberis Philosophi Perspicacissimi Summa Perfectionis Magisterii in sua Natura ex Bibliothecae Vaticanae Exemplari Undecunque
Work from the "pseudo-Geber" corpus, a group of writings falsely attributed to the Arabic alchemist, Abū Mūsā Jābir ibn Ḥayyān (died c. 806–816, Latinized as “Geber"). These writings are actually from 13th or…
Gilbert Stork begins his interview with a description of his childhood and family background in Paris. Stork and his family moved to the United States in 1939, and he decided to begin his graduate studies in chemistry…
- Exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis et sanguinis
- An anatomical essay on the movement of the heart and blood
William Harvey (1578-1657) was an English physician who discovered the circulation of the blood. He correctly described the motion of the heart as a contraction that forced blood out of the left ventricle into the…
Tractatus Quinque Medico-Physici : quorum primus agit de sal-nitro, et spiritu nitro-aereo. Secundus de respiratione. Tertius de respiratione foetus in utero, et ovo. Quartus de motu musculari, et spiritibus animalibus. Ultimus de rhachitide.
- Five Medical-Physical Treatises : the first of which deals with salt-nitro and spirit of nitro-air. The second on respiration. Third on the respiration of the fetus in the womb and the egg. Fourth on muscular motion and animal spirits. The last on rickets.
John Mayow (1643–1679) was an early researcher of respiration and the nature of air. Mayow published tracts on respiration and rickets while studying at Oxford in 1668; in 1674 these were edited and reprinted with three…
- Treatise on the Heart : likewise, on the movement and color of the blood, and the passage of chyle into it
Work on the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system. Explores the structure and function of veins and arteries. Correctly describes the heart as a four-chambered organ and accurately describes the flow of the…
Letter from Anna C. Faber, grand-niece of James Curtis Booth (1810-1888), to "my dear cousin Maggie." Mentions her Aunt Anna, likely Anna Faber Harnickell, Booth's niece.
The interview begins as Harold Eugene Thayer recalls his family background and growing up in Rochester, New York, during the early Depression. He remembers the strong influence of his mother and his decision to attend…
John E. Franz begins this interview by discussing his early life in Springfield, Illinois, during the Depression. He then describes his undergraduate work at the University of Illinois and his contacts there with Roger…
- Interviewee Franz, John E., 1929-
- Interviewer Bohning, James J.
- Sponsor Society of Chemical Industry (Great Britain). American Section
- Subject Franz, John E., 1929-, Physical organic chemistry, Organic compounds--Synthesis, Monsanto Company, Chemical industry, Herbicides, Glyphosate, Environmental policy
- Circa 2000
A battery demonstration unit constructed by Alan MacDiarmid (1927-2007), winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "the discovery and development of conductive polymers." MacDiarmid, Hideki Shirakawa (1936-), and…
Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated and Descriptive Guide to Plants Indigenous to and Naturalized in the United States, Volume II
Second of two volumes detailing a variety of plant species and their medicinal properties. The works contain 180 chromolithographic plates, originally drawn and hand-colored by the author. The illustrations depict the…
This spectrometer tube was designed and built at RCA laboratories, Princeton, NJ in 1954 by Dr. Richard E. Honig (1917-2001) for pioneering work in the development of Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) for solid…
- After 1901 – before 1950
Box containing Dr. Hobson's "Tolu Balsam with Lobelia, Tartar Emetic, and Chloroform" cough syrup. According to the packaging, the use of this product is for the "relief of cough due to colds."
Brothers Henry and…
- After 1882 – before 1968
Lydia E. Pinkham brand menstrual pain relief tablets, containing extract of Piscidia Erythrina (Jamaica Dogwood), Asclepias Tuberosa (Pleurisy Root), Glycyrrhiza (Licorice), and Ferrous Sulfate.
Lydia E. Pinkham, née…
Cardboard game box containing a children's fingerprinting set. The materials include a rectangular pane of glass blackened from use, a paintbrush, an ink roller, three used "fingerprint record sheets," two containers of…
- 1993-Mar-29 – 1993-Mar-30
- 1993-Apr-01 – 1993-Apr-02
Yusuf A. Hannun was born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, though raised after the age of five in Beirut, Lebanon, the eldest of three siblings. His father was a medical officer in the British Army during the World War II and…
- Interviewee Hannun, Yusuf A., 1955-
- Interviewer Hathaway, Neil D.
- Sponsor Pew Charitable Trusts
- Subject Hannun, Yusuf A., 1955-, Education, Biomedical engineering, Protein kinase C, Diglycerides, Sphingolipids, Lebanese Civil War (Lebanon : 1975-1990), Lebanon--Beirut, Minorities in science, Molecular biologists, Medical scientists, Emigration and immigration
O. A. Battista begins the interview by describing his childhood in Cornwall, Canada, as one of eight siblings born to a poor, uneducated laborer and a housewife. Battista proudly details his family's hard-working nature…
- Interviewee Battista, O. A. (Orlando Aloysius), 1917-1995
- Interviewer Bohning, James J.
- Subject Hemostasis, Surgical, American Viscose Corporation, O. A. Battista Research Institute, Psychotropic drugs, Viscose process, Battista, O. A. (Orlando Aloysius), 1917-1995, Cellulose--Chemistry, FMC Corporation, University of Texas, Microcrystalline polymers, Chemists--Biography, Emigration and immigration
Helen Donis-Keller was born in Madison, Wisconsin, but grew up in Elkhart, Indiana. As a child, she loved art, so she pursued a degree in graphic design and photography at The University of Cincinnati. She spent two…
Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated and Descriptive Guide to Plants Indigenous to and Naturalized in the United States, Volume I
First of two volumes detailing a variety of plant species and their medicinal properties. The works contain 180 chromolithographic plates, originally drawn and hand-colored by the author. The illustrations depict the…
- The Elements of Chemistry : Which is Taught in Public and Private Schools
Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738) was a Dutch botanist, chemist, and physician. Boerhaave introduced a quantitative approach to medical training and was the first to integrate chemistry into the medical curriculum; he is…
Richard E. Honig was born in Göttingen, Germany, the eldest of three boys. He attended Robert College, an American college in Istanbul, from which he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in electrical…
- Interviewee Honig, Richard E. (Richard Edward), 1917-2001
- Interviewer Grayson, Michael A.
- Subject Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Honig, Richard E. (Richard Edward), 1917-2001, American Society for Testing and Materials, Mass spectrometers, American Society for Mass Spectrometry, Physicists--Biography, Mass spectrometry, RCA Laboratories, Physicists, Emigration and immigration
Alfred Bader begins this interview with a discussion of his early years in Vienna, including his family background and Gymnasium education. This is followed by additional education in England, living in Canada as a…
- Interviewee Bader, Alfred R., 1924-2018
- Interviewer Thackray, Arnold, 1939-
- Subject Chemists--Biography, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, Aldrich Chemical Company, Sigma Chemical Company, Chemistry, Organic, Harvard University, Murphy Paint Company, Jewish refugees, Bader, Alfred R., 1924-2018, Emigration and immigration