- Letter from Arthur B. Lamb, Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society to LP RE: Although LP recommended the Communication by Drs. Pitzer and Kemp, entitled "Restricted Internal Rotation in Hydrocarbons" should not be accepted for publication, Lamb wonders if maybe they should publish it to avoid certain tensions. [LP's reply May 10, 1938] [Filed under LP Science: Box #14.002, Folder #2.3]
- Letter from Dwight C. Carpenter to LP RE: Asks LP to look over the equation he derived based on those suggested by LP when he served as a referee for his paper on optical rotation. [LP's reply May 23, 1938] [Filed under LP Science: Box #14.002, Folder #2.3]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Theodore Dunham. [Filed under LP Science: Box #14.002, Folder #2.3]
Dr. Theodore Dunham
Good Samaritan Hospital
Los Angeles, California
Dear Dr. Dunham:
Mrs. Dunham asked me to send you information about the papers presented by Dr. Crossley at the Dallas meeting of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Buchman of our department was at the meeting, but did not hear the papers presented. I talked with Dr. Gordon Alles, who did hear the papers, about them, learned that the papers dealt entirely with the preparation of new compounds related to sulfanilamide and that these substances have not yet been tested clinically. You can obtain further information by calling Gordon Alles at Fitzroy 4175, in Dr. Piness' laboratory.
I do not believe that any of the sulfanilamide analogs should be used therapeutic purposes at the present time. Sulfanilamide itself (prontylin) is a very valuable remedy for the treatment of streptococcus infection. The numerous deaths reported in the south from a sulfanilamide preparation seemed without doubt to have been due to the ethylene glycol used in the preparation and not to the sulfanilamide. Some people react unfavorably to sulfanilamide.
In case that you are interested in sulfanilamide analogs, I can send you further references. Dr. Alles may have abstracts of the Crossley papers.
I am sorry to learn of your illness. My wife and I send you our best wishes.
- Letter from LP to Henry Gilman RE: LP reports that he is glad to learn that Fisk University is interested in James. S. LuValle. Speaks very highly of LuValle and his work ethic and character. [Filed under: F: Correspondence, Box #136, Folder #136.11]
- Letter from LP to Mr. Jimmy Vann RE: LP accepts the offers to borrow a Lincoln-Zephyr demonstrator car for the coming weekend, if the car is covered my insurance. [Vann's letter: May 4, 1938] [Filed under: V: Correspondence, Box #427, Folder #427.1]
- Note from Lawrence O. Brockway to LP RE: Explains he received the bank draft about a week ago and has been busy moving to London. He was given Sir William Bragg's private office and laboratory at the Royal Institution. Also, says that he has just finished bromoacetylene (mono), the polar compound with the zero moment. Encloses the promissory note and hopes that the repayment can be arranged when he returns to the States. [LP's letter April 13, 1938] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #31, Folder #31.11]