- Bill from Union Oil Company of California for $39.20 [LP Biographical: Business and Financial 4.059, folder 59.3]
- Letter from Evelyn Barrett to LP RE: Encloses some addresses and informs him that Mrs. Walter Cannon has asked that her husband's name be removed from the Addis Memorial Committee. [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #2.3, file:(Thomas Addis Memorial Committee 1949-1955)]
- Letter from L. Henry Garland, Secretary, California medical Association, to LP. RE: Informs him of the reaction to the Somogyi paper. Informs him of their press release to correct some of the problems caused by it. Would appreciate a statement from him. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1949-1950: Box #14.005 Folder #5.2]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Clarence Bernstein. [Letter from Bernstein to LP December 1, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #37.16, file:(B: Correspondence 1949)]
December 20, 1949
Dr. Clarence Bernstein
740 Magnolia Avenue
Dear Dr. Bernstein:
I am very pleased to have your kind letter of December 1. I have been hoping to see your brother-in-law, Frank Westheimer, again, but circumstances have caused me to make several trips through Chicago during the last year or two without having had time enough to get in touch with him.
I am very much interested to learn about the patient who has periodic attacks of anemia with marked sickling, at the age of 31 or 32. In our investigations we have not as yet made any study of precipitating factors for sickle cell crises. It seems to me that it would be very good to know whether the patient that you mention has the amount of sickle cell hemoglobin in her blood corresponding to sickle cell anemia or just to sickle cell trait. Perhaps she is heterozygous, but abnormal with respect to the amount of sickle anemia hemoglobin that she manufactures. Most of the heterozygous individuals that we have investigated showed about 60 percent of normal hemoglobin and 40 percent of sickle cell hemoglobin in their corpuscles; but it seems to me not outside the realm of probability that some individuals with sickle cell trait would manufacture larger amounts of sickle cell anemia hemoglobin.
We could make a study of this point if it were possible to get a sample of blood - about 20 ml - from this patient. It wouldn't be necessary that the blood be taken after a period of several months during which she had not received any transfusions. Do you think that this could be arranged?
With best regards, I am
cc: Dr. Itano
- Letter from LP to Dr. Erwin Neter, cc: Dr. Itano, RE: States that they have recently made preparations of antisera against the different hemoglobins to see if there is a difference in antigenic power. Sends a reprint of their Science paper. [Letter from Neter to LP December 5, 1949]
- Letter from LP to Dr. George Glockler, State University of Iowa, to LP RE: Notes that he has just returned from an eastern trip. Comments on the incorrect values discussed by Glockler in a previous letter. Adds that he will send an application blank for John McCarty. (Note in right margin: “Requested Frad office 12/22/49.”) [Letter from Glockler to LP December 3, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #136.15, file:(Glockler, George)]
- Newspaper Clipping: “Revolt of the Chemists”, Alexandria (Louisiana) Town Talk, December 20, 1949. [Filed under LP Scrapbooks, 1946-1950: Box #6.005, Folder 5.50]
- Newspaper Clipping: “Revolt of the Chinese”, The Dispatch, (Oneida, New York) December 20, 1949. [Filed under LP Scrapbooks, 1946-1950: Box #6.005, Folder 5.51]