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Raymond Latarjet Letter to Rufus Day

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1148
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.

Dates: 1977, 1984

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  • Subject: Radiation -- Research. X
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