Charles Hurd begins his oral history by discussing his early life and his later educational and professional experiences, including his Ph.D. work in organic chemistry at Princeton University and his summer job in Thomas Edison's laboratory. Hurd was recruited to Northwestern University by Frank Whitmore and remained there for his entire career, while consulting for various companies. Hurd reflects on his research, teaching and creation of Molecular Models as a teaching tool, and the negative public perception of chemical industry.
Charles Dewitt Hurd, interviewed by James J. Bohning in Evanston, Illinois on February 28, 1991. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0090. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/s7526d41t.
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