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Catalog Number 12.0009.002
Object Name Calculator, Pocket
Title Sharp Elsimate EL-326M Pocket Calculator
Description Cardboard book-type case covered in black plastic. The calculator is attached to the case. Solar panel at the top labeled "Twin Power Calculator." Large LCD display. Brushed aluminum plate with black buttons: numbers and functions in white; higher functions in blue; and power in red. Maker's information on the back. "Sharp" imprinted on the back of the case.
Date c. 1995
Accession number 12.0009
Caption Sharp Elsimate EL-326M Pocket Calculator
Catalog date 2012-11-07
Catalog type History
Provenance Dr. Ira Levin worked at the NIH for 48 years as both a talented scientist and administrator. He held several management positions in NIDDK's Division of Intramural Research while still leading the molecular biophysics section of the Laboratory of Chemical Physics. In 2009, he became NIDDK's scientific director and was appreciated for distribuing resources fairly. As a scientist, he is best known for his development of new spectroscopic methods and their applications such as infrared imaging, using infrared imaging and Raman measurements to characterize the structure of lipid bilayer systems, and applying vibrational spectroscopic imaging to medical diagnostics. He published 235 articles, 135 meeting abstracts, and received 20 awards, including the Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award, the top award in that field. He retired from NIH in 2011.

This Sharp pocket calculator has seven functions, 24 keys, and LCD display for people with low vision.
Number of images 1
Updated 2014-03-18
Condition Good
Credit line Courtesy of Dr. Shuko Yoshikami
Organizations NIH; NIDDK (National Institute for Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Disease)
Buildings Building 5
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none
People Levin, Ira
Yoshikami, Shuko