Harold J. Read: Early Years, Scientific Roots, and Sherlock Swann - Part 1

In 1995, ECS and the Chemical Heritage Foundation worked to compile various oral histories of some of the biggest names in electrochemical and solid state science. The series documents personal perspectives of key figures in ECS and the scientific community as a whole.

One key figure is Harold J. Read. Renowned for his work in Metallurgy, Read converted his private working space into a military metal shop to assist in work on the Manhattan Project during World War II.

In this first segment of Read’s series, the pioneering metallurgist discusses his early years, where he got his roots in science, and his connection to the famous electro-organic chemist Sherlock Swann.

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