Norman Gaylord

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1923 – 2007

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Who was Norman Gaylord?

Norman Gaylord was an American industrial chemist and research scientist credited with playing a key role in the development of the gas-permeable rigid contact lens which allows oxygen to reach the wearer's cornea.

A native of Brooklyn, Norman Grant Goldstein was a graduate of City College and received his doctorate in polymer chemistry from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He legally changed his surname to "Gaylord" in the 1940s.

Norman Gaylord died in the Florida city of Boynton Beach at the age of 84.

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Born
1923
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University
  • City College of New York
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
Died
Sep 18, 2007

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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