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Case File of William D. Coolidge

Committee on Science and the Arts
Contents of CSA #2865
1927 Levy Medal

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William David Coolidge grew up on a farm in Massachusetts and obtained a scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1891. The 1927 Edward Levy Medal was awarded to Coolidge for his paper on "The Production of High-Voltage Cathode Rays Outside of the Generating Tube." The paper appeared in the December 1926 Journal of The Franklin Institute. A year before, Coolidge was awarded the Potts Medal for his Coolidge Tube, a new and improved vacuum tube for the production of x-rays.

Also available: the contents Coolidge's Case File 2853 relating to his 1926 Potts Medal for vacuum tubes for x-ray production.