Summarizing a report of the Army Medical Center's trial of the Pauling oxygen meter, Julius Kauffman noted that the device was accurate but "rather fragile."
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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Kauffman, Julius. “Letter from Julius Kauffman to S. S. Prentiss,” August 30, 1945. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 19, Folder 8. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/zp38wd15b.
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