Letter to Karpovich about Patent (August 11, 1966)
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This letter was written on August 11, 1966 to Peter V. Karpovich from Alexander Naimon, the Assistant Chief of the Legal Office of the Department of the Army. The letter states that Naimon has enclosed copies of the United States Letters Patent No. 3,258,007. That patent was issued on June 28, 1966 to Peter V. Karpovich and George P. Karpovich for an improvement in a rotary electrogoniometer for measuring the rotation of the forearm. The two men filed for the patent on July 19, 1963. Peter V. Karpovich (1896-1975) was born in Russia and trained as a medical doctor at the State Military Academy of Medicine in Petrograd (St. Petersburg), Russia in 1919. Under increasing political and professional turmoil, he fled to Latvia in 1922. In Latvia, Karpovich worked at the Riga YMCA. In 1925, he traveled to the United States to research at Springfield College. While there, he enrolled as a special advanced student and earned a master’s degree in physical education. In 1927, while completing his studies, he became a professor of physiology at the college. In the late 1940s, he met and married his second wife, Josephine Rathbone, an acclaimed scholar of physical education and relaxation. From 1961 to 1969, he served as the director of the physiology research laboratory at Springfield College, where he published several seminal books. Karpovich was a founding member of the American College of Sports Medicine and a consultant to many government, private and educational organizations. He remains an internationally recognized pioneer in physical education.
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- Naimon, Alexander. Letter to Karpovich about Patent (August 11, 1966). 1966-08-11. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/4984. (Accessed June 18, 2018.)
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- Naimon, Alexander, (1966-08-11) Letter to Karpovich about Patent (August 11, 1966). Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/4984
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- Naimon, Alexander. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/4984>.