David L. Webster

American Physicist (1888-1976)

David Locke Webster (November 6, 1888December 17, 1976) was an American physicist and physics professor, whose early research on X-rays and Parson's magneton influenced Arthur Compton.


  • A patent is a legal analog of sticky fly paper: it attracts some of the lowest forms of life.
    • in his autobiography, as quoted by Peter Louis Galison, Bruce William Hevly (1992). Big science: the growth of large-scale research. Stanford University Press. p. 55. ISBN 0804718792. 

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