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1932 - X-RAY TRANSFORMER - California Institute of Technology


E&MP 40.036

Electric Transformers

ca. 1932 - 1942

TYPE K-50-21-700,000-220-CEW.

For California Institute of Technology.

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© General Electric Company

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Linus Paulling resource material - Linus Pauling began his professional life studying atoms, and ended it best known for his thoughts on medicine. Linking these two fields was a central body of work on the nature of human blood. During the most productive thirty years of his life, between the mid-1930s and mid-1960s, Pauling's research in this area not only advanced our understanding of how the blood works at the molecular level, but branched and blossomed into vital discoveries about immunology, sickle-cell anemia, genetics, evolution, and human health. Incorporating more than 300 scanned documents, photographs, audio clips and video excerpts, this web* resource includes images of a number of very important and extremely rare items, most of which are held within The Valley Library's Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers, many of which have not been previously displayed. The site* is designed to serve as both an introduction to an important body of work and as a reference tool for students, teachers, physicians, scientists, and members of the general public interested in the history of modern medicine

Letter from LP to W. Cox, General Electric X-ray Company, RE: Thanks the company for the gift of an x-ray transformer to Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Cal Tech. [Filed under LP Correspondence Box: #74, file:(C: Correspondence, 1942)]

Letter from LP to Dr. Emil Ott, Director of Research, Hercules Powder Company RE: Informs that application blanks and booklets have been received and distributed to students, but that there are no doctoral students this year who are not already employed in war work. [Letter from Ott to LP 1942-10-20] [Filed under LP

Correspondence: Box #300, File: (O: Correspondence, 1942)]

Letter from Nettie Miller Spaulding, sister, to AHP RE: Informs AHP of recent news and requests AHP take their mother in for the winter so she will not have to stay with Ruth and Clay. [Filed under AHP's Parents: George Richard Miller and Elnora Ellen Gard Miller-Genealogy, Biographical Information, and Correspondence: Box # 3.023, Folder 23.7]

Letter from LP to Dr. George R. Harrison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. RE: Thanks him for earmarking an oximeter for him. Would like to read the reports on Dr. Pfund's instrument. [Filed under LP Science: (Assorted LP War Work, 1940-1946), Box # 13.006 File 6.1]
Entry in research notebook by W. H. Eberhardt, National Research Defense COmmittee, on NDRC-11. [Filed under LP Science: (Materials re: Non-Pauling War Work, 1942-44), Box # 13.007 File 7.1]

Source: Special Collections, The Valley Library, Oregon State University
* http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/specialcollections/coll/pauling/blood/index.html

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