Oral history interview with George B. Rathmann

Oral history interview with George B. Rathmann

  • 1999-Sep-16 (First session)
  • 1999-Sep-17 (Second session)

George Rathmann discusses his upbringing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, his undergraduate work in physical chemistry at Northwestern University, and later his graduate studies in physical chemistry at Princeton University. Rathmann has a successful industrious career, from working as a research chemist at 3M Company to acting as Vice-President of Research and Development at Abbott Laboratories, where he became greatly interested in recombinant DNA. Later in his career, Rathmann became more involved in the world of biotechnology and biotech companies.

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  • 107 pages
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George B. Rathmann, interviewed by David C. Brock in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 17, 1999. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0187. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/bc386k312.

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Transcript (Published Version)

The published version of the transcript may diverge from the interview audio due to edits to the transcript made by staff of the Center for Oral History, often at the request of the interviewee, during the transcript review process.

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