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 Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen analyzers ended up doing such diverse jobs as monitoring astronauts’ respiration, maintaining packaged food safety, and preventing blindness in newborn babies.
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Prentiss, Spencer S. “Letter from S. S. Prentiss to Reuben Wood,” December 27, 1944. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 19, Folder 8. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/dj52w5277.
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