Title and Description Page
Childhood, Education, and Marriage 1
Growing up as an only child in Manhattan during the Great Depression. Attending P.S. 52 elementary school and DeWitt Clinton High School. The Phillips Exeter Academy. John Hogg. Princeton University. Running the Campus Sales Agency. Marriage in 1939 to Joan E. Dreyfus. Post-graduate work at Columbia University. NRC Fellowship. Robert C. Elderfield. Working with the Beckman DU. Louis F. Fieser. Robert B. Woodward. William Doering.
Career at Polaroid 13
Quinine work. Jim Sprague and Sharp & Dohme. Edwin H. "Din" Land. Description of early Polaroid Company. Doering and Columbia University. Robert D. Conrad. The color-translating microscope. Julius Silver and the board of trustees. Success with black and white instant photography. Din presses for instant color photography. Howard G. Rogers. Experimenting with dyes. Maurice Pechet. Sidney Farber. Working at Children's Hospital Medical Center. Polypeptide work. Jack Dreyfus. William J. McCune. As vice president and a millionaire. Harvard University. Living with Sidney Farber.
From Polaroid to the American Academy 21
Working to create instant-color film. Polaroid's patent suit against Eastman Kodak. Shock research. As full professor at Harvard. Election to NAS. The CHON Corporation. The Bay Biochemical Research non-profit organization. Pierre Crabbé. As dean of the School of Public Health. Howard H. Hiatt. NAS treasurer and international affairs committee. Frank Press. Samuel O. Thier. Paul Samuelson. NAS study of immune deficiency diseases. The National Research Council. Bruce Alberts. The American Academy's lack of purpose.
The Industry and the Arts 33
Derek Bok. Barry Bloom. Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The Novirex Company. The IOCD and the IIVD. The Affymax Corporation. Alejandro Zaffaroni. Founding the Journal of Biopolymers. Working as a CBR trustee. The Marine Protein Corporation. The Big Drop with Carl Djerassi. I Remember Mama. Consulting for the Monsanto-Washington University research agreement. Arnold Levine.
Reflections on Life and Career 40
Norman Simmons. Ephraim K. Katzir. Linus C. Pauling. Polaroid's recent decline. Stanley Calderwood. Elkan Blout's current relationship with William McCune. Edwin Land and the American Academy.
Marriage to Joan Dreyfus, and their three children. Vacationing in Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts. Nomad and Peptide. Separation and divorce. Marrying Gail Ferris. Adopting Darya. Living in Cambridge and Marion. David Kessler. The positives and negatives of working for the FDA. Hobbies. The Elkan Blout Foundation. Winning the John Phillips Award.