This interview discusses Max Tishler's life and career. Tishler reminisces about his family, early schooling, undergraduate education at Tufts, and graduate and postgraduate work at Harvard. He then talks about his colleagues at Harvard and the state of chemistry in the 1930s. The major portion of the interview contains Tishler's impressions of the research and development undertaken by Merck & Co. in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, and of his role in that activity. He also describes individuals involved in that work and the major contributions that Merck & Co. made to combat disease. Tishler ends the interview by discussing his current activities at Wesleyan and presenting his views about the future direction of chemistry.
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Max Tishler, interviewed by Leon B. Gortler in Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.). Library on November 14, 1983. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0008. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/td96k3858.
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