Today is my Dad’s 87th birthday. Way back when I first discovered the magic of Googling names for fun, I Googled my Dad’s name: Dr. Burrell L. Wood, Jr. Trying various combinations, I found cool things like this excerpt from 1942 in the Journal of Organic Chemistry (see citation below) located at the American Chemical Society Publications web site. Here a publication he wrote, Atoms at the Science Fair Exhibiting Nuclear Projects (PDF), is being sold online. I’m having trouble getting to the very first thing I found online which is the text of a lecture he gave called “The role of the AEC in Career Oriented Education.” I was so excited that he was listed in a science history archive that I wrote them asking for a copy of the text. They very kindly sent it to me.
The picture of my father (cropped by me) comes with this description: “The Opening Ceremonies for the Atoms For Peace Exhibition in Utrecht, Netherlands. The three men at the front center are from left to right the American Ambassador; Prince Bernhard, husband of Queen Juliana; and Burrell L. Wood, Jr. The Queen could not attend because of Princess Beatrice’s approaching marriage. This was in 1965.”
Note: I originally had a link to this citation in the text but stopped it working so I deleted it.
SOME HYDROXYLAMINE DERIVATIVES OF ANTHRANILIC ACID1
ALFRED W. SCOTT, BURRELL L. WOOD, , Jr.
J. Org. Chem.; 1942; 7(6); 508-516.