Robert Maddin begins the interview by discussing his childhood and education and early work experiences including his time at Brooklyn College, his B.Sc. in metallurgical engineering, his Dr.Eng in metallurgy at Yale University, and his Armed Forces service during World War II. Maddin spent several years teaching at Johns Hopkins University before moving on to the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the head of the metallurgy department. Maddin describes starting up the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter and his shift to the history of science, including his second career at Harvard University's anthropology department.
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Robert Maddin, interviewed by Hyungsub Choi in Arlington, Virginia on April 22, 2008. Philadelphia: Science History Institute, n.d. Oral History Transcript 0576. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/zk51vh89m.
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