The deeds to deuterium

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Dan O'Leary examines Harold Urey's decision to name the mass-2 hydrogen isotope 'deuterium'.

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    Brickwedde correspondence in Harold Clayton Urey Papers (Mandeville Special Collections Library, Univ. California, San Diego).

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    Unpublished autobiography dated 1970 in Harold Clayton Urey Papers (Mandeville Special Collections Library, Univ. California, San Diego).

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