Oral history interview with Emil L. Smith

Oral history interview with Emil L. Smith

  • 1991-Jun-19 (First session)
  • 1994-Mar-17 (Second session)

Emil Smith begins his oral history interview by discussing his undergraduate study of biology at Columbia University. He received a Guggenheim fellowship to Cambridge University until the outbreak of World War II. Smith accepted a position at the University of Utah and later University of California, Los Angeles. Smith describes his research interests: peptidases, immunoglobulins, cytochromes, subtilisin, histones, and glutamate dehydrogenases.

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  • 131 pages
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  • Science History Institute
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  • Courtesy of Science History Institute

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Emil L. Smith, interviewed by James J. Bohning in Los Angeles, California on June 19, 1991. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0096. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/kw52j9411.

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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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