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William Meggers (1888-1966), US physicist, examining the light emitted by a mercury isotope. Meggers is considered the founder of spectroscopy in the USA. In 1953, he was awarded the Elliott Cresson Medal from the Franklin Institute. Photographed in 1948.
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