Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Zürich, professors at ETH. Photography as a hobby. Graduate work with Staudinger and transfer with him to Freiburg. Research on polyoxymethylenes. Recollections of Staudinger and the macromolecular controversy. Marriage. Start of flow birefringence studies.
University Studies 5
Uppsala and research with Svedberg on sedimentation of macromolecules. X-ray study of hetero poly-acids with Bragg in Manchester.
Rockefeller Fellowship 13
Decision to return to Switzerland. Teaching at Berne, effect of the war. Nucleic acid isolation and characterization. Separation by diffusion. Water sorption on proteins; casein fibers. Electron microscopy. Counter-current distribution. Thermodynamics of polymer-solvent interactions.
University of Berne 18
Hobby of gardening. Reflections on post-war Rockefeller Fellowship to tour the United States. Further recollections of Staudinger.