Sparking A Memory | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 52 | p. 5 | Letters
Issue Date: December 24, 2012

Sparking A Memory

Department: Letters
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A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Kathryn Hach-Darrow at the dedication ceremony of the Hach Hall Chemistry Building on the Iowa State University campus. Her husband Clifford Hach and I were lab mates in 1942–43 in Harvey Diehl’s lab, which was under contract to produce a compound with the oxygen-transfer characteristics of hemoglobin for use in military hospitals.

Cliff and I were both enrolled in undergrad organic chemistry, and we used Diehl’s lab to fulfill our organic lab syntheses requirements by simultaneously producing double quantities of several course assignments, substantially increasing the time available for compensated lab project work.

W. Robert Schwandt
Spokane Valley, Wash.

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