Title and Description Page
Early Years 1
Growing up in British Columbia. Relationship with brothers. Working through high school and college. Decision to major in chemistry. Bachelor's degree in chemistry.
Graduate School and Career Beginnings 6
Decision to attend the University of Iowa. Marriage. Influential professors. Ph.D. in biochemistry. Working as a research assistant at University of Iowa. Accepting a position with Procter & Gamble working in skin research.
Early Career at Procter & Gamble 12
Moving from skin research into hair research. Oxidation studies. Moving from hair research into the dental section. Colleagues in the department. First work on fluoride analysis on enamel. Thermodynamic testing. Enzyme studies on the effect of fluoride on teeth. Beginning work on calculus.
Scientific Studies at Procter & Gamble 19
Studying effect of EHDP (ethane hydroxy diphosphate) on crystal growth inhibition on enamel and bone. Beginning work on phosphonates. Studies on calcifications of mammalian systems. Treating a child with myositis ossificans progressiva. FDA approval of diphosphonates. Venturing into bone research.
Career Reflections 26
Working for Canadian Fishing Company. Scientific innovation. Teamwork and research at Procter & Gamble. Establishing medical group within Procter & Gamble. Developmental support. Future of research and development.
Final Thoughts 36
Winning Award in Chemical Industry and the Perkin Medal. Acknowledgement of staff technicians. Retirement. Family.