Title and Description Page
Childhood and Education 1
Early interest in science. Parallels with the life of Arnold O. Beckman. Generation of interest in scientific instrumentation. Ph.D. thesis on x-ray diffraction.
Early Career at Tennessee Eastman Company 5
Infrared spectroscopy. Instrumentation at Tennessee Eastman. Aluminum beryllium photographic plates and publication. Desire to publish. Instrument maintenance.
Final Years at Tennessee Eastman Company 9
Meeting C. E. K. Mees. Employee numbers and laboratory organization. Gas chromatography work with Wilson Patton. Use and modification of the Beckman DU spectrophotometer. John F. Bishop.
Career at Beckman Instruments, Inc. 13
Development of the DK spectrophotometer. Discussion of personal archives. Relationships and responsibility at Beckman. The business rivalries of Howard H. Cary and Arnold O. Beckman. The DU versus the DK.
Instrumentation at Beckman Instruments, Inc. 25
The competition. Infrared instrumentation. Introduction of gas chromatography in the United States. Development of the glucose analyzer. Aspects of the DKU and infrared spectroscopy.
Decision to remain in the laboratory. The Stubborn Streak. Creation of a pure water still.