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Page 2Letter from Linus Pauling to Warren Weaver. August 18, 1944.
Pauling writes to propose that, once the war reaches its end, the Rockefeller Foundation
consider funding a large research project devoted to determining the structure of
proteins. Pauling notes that Caltech already has a well-established equipment infrastructure
for such an undertaking, but lacks the labor power necessary to adequately analyze
large numbers of electron diffraction patterns. Pauling feels that, with support
from the Rockefeller Foundation, a staff of perhaps twenty additional full-time assistants
could make significant headway in determining a sizeable number of protein structures.
Date: August 18, 1944
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