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Abstract Volume 7 Issue 5 (2002) pp 304-308

In Memoriam Martin D. Kamen (19132002), Nuclear Scientist and Biochemist

George B. Kauffman

Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740-8034
Received September 9, 2002. Accepted September 9, 2002

Published online: 20 September 2002

Abstract. The life and work of Martin D. Kamen, codiscoverer of carbon-14 and a distinguished Nobel-caliber nuclear scientist and biochemist, are briefly recounted on the occasion of his recent death.

Key Words:  Chemistry and History; biography; nuclear science; biochemistry; science teaching; chemistry teaching; science education; chemical education

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Issue date: October 1, 2002

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