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Raymond Latarjet Letter to Rufus Day

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1148

The documents in this collection include and relate to a letter written by the French radiobiologist Raymond Latarjet to his friend Rufus Day in 1977. The letter tells the story of the invention of the double quartz prism monochromator by Jean Saidman before World War II, as well as the story of its loss and subsequent rediscovery by Latarjet. An English translation accompanies the letter as do two photographs of Latarjet and related letters.

Dates

  • 1977, 1984

Language

The material in this collection is in English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The documents in this collection include and relate to a letter written by the French radiobiologist Raymond Latarjet to his friend Rufus Day in 1977. The letter tells the story of the invention of the double quartz prism monochromator by Jean Saidman before World War II, as well as the story of its loss and subsequent rediscovery by Latarjet. An English translation accompanies the letter as do two photographs of Latarjet and related letters.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Raymond Latarjet was a French radiobiologist born in Paris in 1911. He joined the biology division of the Institut du Radium in Paris where he did radiobiology work relating to the treatment of cancer. He became the director of the biology division of the Institut du Radium in 1954, a post he held concurrently with several other appointments (such as a professorship at the l'Institut des Sciences et des Techniques Nucléaires). He was elected to the presigious Academie des Sciences in 1972. Latarjet died in Paris in 1998.

Rufus S. Day worked in the Chemistry Branch of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD.

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480