A Bridge Not Attacked: Chemical Warfare Civilian Research by Harold Johnston

By Harold Johnston

This quantity tells the radical precise tales touching on hugely proficient civilian scientists in a few strange areas and occasions in the course of global conflict II. the aim of the paintings is to offer a virtually forgotten heritage of mystery warfare study in universities. the focal point is at the slender topic of chemical conflict examine and on a small variety of participants, yet with in-depth examine of those members and what they did. in general graduate scholars and younger teachers, they have been operating below the path of professors on the California Institute of know-how (Caltech) and the college of California (Berkeley). motion came about in California, Florida and the jungles of Panama. This heritage touches at the paintings of 4 senior Nobel Prize winners and 8 junior, destiny Nobel Prize winners at Caltech and Berkeley.

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For a time, the recording pen traced a straight line across the bottom of CHAPTER 1 40 the flowing paper chart, and all John or I had to do for several minutes was to wait for the ink pen to rise on the chart paper. During one of these waiting intervals, I leaned back in a chair, put my feet up on another chair, and mimicked smoking a cigar: “What an easy life. When I graduate and get a job, I’m going to do my work with vacuum tubes and recording John laughed politely, Art glanced meters. No more burettes.

This system occupied the desk space beyond the fume hood on the right rear of the room. ” Dickinson’s method was at least a hundred times faster and gave much more information than the traditional army method. * * * My immediate supervisor was John Otvos, a skulled and patient teacher, even to one as green as I was. John was a third-year graduate student, or would have been if he had not joined this NDRC project. John had first come to my attention the previous fall. A group of eight graduate students General ref.

Html HAL 21 Chemist Arthur A. Noyes (1866-1936), educated at Haward, was distinguished professor of inorganic chemistry at MIT and professor of chemistry at Caltech 1919-1936. Noyes and Hale laid down the policy of undergraduate and graduate student education. Physicist Robert Andrews Millikan (1868-1953), educated at Columbia University, was Professor of Physics at University of Chicago, 1910, Director of Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics at Caltech, 1921, and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923.

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