Wolman, Abel, 1892-

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1892-06-10
Death 1989-02-22
English

Biographical notes:

Engineer and educator.

From the description of Papers of Abel Wolman, 1904-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131685

Sanitary engineer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Abel Wolman : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309734659

Biographical Note: Trained as a civil engineer, Wolman spent his career merging engineering with hygiene and public health issues. His areas of expertise were water treatment and water supply.

Wolman was born in Baltimore in 1892 and received a B.A. (1913) and a B.S. (1915) from the Johns Hopkins University. He worked for the Maryland Department of Health serving as the Chief Engineer from 1922 to 1939. In 1937 he began his long tenure with the Johns Hopkins University. Until retiring in 1962, Wolman served variously as professor and chairman of the Department of Sanitary Engineering and professor in the School of Hygiene and Public Health. He also was an editor of three technical journals.

From the description of Abel Wolman papers, 1918-1989. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48394885

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Subjects:

  • Water-supply engineers--Archives
  • Educator--Interviews
  • Sewage disposal--History--Sources
  • Water--Pollution--History--Sources
  • Public health
  • Sanitary engineering
  • Drinking water--History--Sources
  • Nuclear reactors
  • Radioactive waste disposal
  • Civil engineers--Archives
  • Sanitary engineers--Archives
  • Radiation--Safety measures
  • Rivers--History--Sources
  • Public health--Study and teaching
  • Water-supply
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Sanitary engineers--Interviews
  • Civil engineering--History--Sources

Occupations:

  • Water-supply engineers
  • Educators
  • Engineers
  • Civil engineers
  • Sanitary engineers

Places:

  • Developing countries (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Potomac River (as recorded)
  • Michigan (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Jacksonville Metropolitan Area (Fla.) (as recorded)