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The papers of Ralph B. Thompson: Karrer lecture notes


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Ralph B. Thompson was a 1934 graduate of Southern Illinois Normal University and earned his Masters (1936) and Ph.D. (1938) degrees from Harvard University. An industrial chemist, Thompson holds over 140 patents. He has worked for Universal Oil Products and retired as Manager of Division Research at Nalco Chemical Company. Paul Karrer was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1937 for his research on vitamins. His textbook Lehrbuch der organischen chemie ("Textbook of Organic Chemistry") was first published in 1927 and attained great popularity.

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The Karrer translation is contained in a Harvard University hardbound notebook. The Bartlett course notes are in the same volume and both are dated 1938. (Karrer was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1937.)

Source of acquisition--Thompson, Ralph B. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--1992..

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