Letter from Linus Pauling to Hansa Raj Mehta Page 1. November 29, 1955
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  • Letter from Beatrice Wulf, Secretary to LP, to Dr. Dael Wolfle, Editor, Science, RE: Encloses a sketch about Hugo Theorell written by LP for Wolfle's consideration for publication in Science. [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Articles: 1955a.10]
  • Letter from Dr. George Tarjan, Pacific State Hospital to LP RE: Tells LP that Dr. Wright will make the arrangements for the blood samples and the abstracts of information. [Letter from LP to Tarjan November 30, 1955] [Filed under LP Science: Orthomolecular Medicine and Mental Health: Materials re: Ford Foundation grants for the study of mental disorders, 1955-1966: Box #11.089, Folder #89.2]
  • Letter from Dr. Robert R. Citron to LP RE: Pleased to note the change in the attitude of the State Department's Passport Division in regard to the issuance of visas and other traveling privileges to American and foreign scientists. Due to financial circumstances, Citron has accepted employment as a Staff Physician at the Stockton (California) State Hospital. Prior to that, he was engaged in cancer research and it still very much interested in the cancer problem. Describes his research in detail. Wonders if anyone at Caltech might want to pursue the line of thinking which directed his own research. [Letter from LP to Citron February 8, 1956] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Individual Correspondence. (Citron - Conant), #66.1]
  • Letter from Gordon H. Bixler, Associate Editor, Chemical and Engineering News, to LP RE: Requests LP's view on the progress in the chemical community to be published, along with other scientists' views, in the first 1956 issue of Chemical and Engineering News. Encloses specific questions for LP to address. Deadline for response is December 8. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Organizational Correspondence. (Ch - Ci)), #70.3]
  • Letter from Harry G. Day, Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, to LP, RE: Encloses a copy of their 1954-55 bibliography of scientific publications and an announcement of opportunities for graduate work in the Department of Chemistry. Also emphasizes the open position in chemistry at the Fort Wayne Extension Center. [Filed under LP Science: (American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1950-1964)
  • Letter from LP [Signed by Beatrice Wulf] to Dr. Cornelius H. Siemens, Humboldt State College, RE: Looks forward to speaking at Humboldt on February 17. LP and AHP will drive from Berkeley to Eureka on the afternoon of February 16 and will plan to go to the Eureka Inn. LP's secretary will send a glossy print and some biographical info. [Letter from Cornelius H. Siemens to LP October 11, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.6]
  • Letter from LP [Signed by Beatrice Wulf] to Dr. Gerald Laxer, Director of Science and Technology, The Wool Bureau, Inc., RE: LP and Dr. Robert B. Corey have decided that it would not be wise for them to request a grant from The Wool Bureau to support work on the structure of wool. At the present, time they are deeply engrossed in other problems and would not be able to give proper attention to the work on wool. [Memo from Corey to LP November 23, 1955, Letter from Laxer to LP December 5, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (L: Correspondence, 1955-1960), #231.1]
  • Letter from LP [Signed by Beatrice Wulf] to Professor Eiji Suito, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Japan, RE: Thanks Suito for his letter and for the reprints. Enjoyed visiting Osaka. [Letter from Suito to LP March 3, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (S: Correspondence, 1953-1956), #379.3]
  • Letter from LP [Signed by MS] to Dr. A.C. Allison, Cell Metabolism Research Unit, Biochemistry Dept., University of Oxford RE: Addresses the issue of a joint publication (by Allison's lab and his own lab) of the sickle cell transformation research. Concludes that it would not be justified for his lab to receive credit since the vast majority of research was conducted at Allison's lab. Might simply acknowledge his lab in the paper. If Allison collaborated with another researcher at Caltech, then LP suggests the paper be submitted as a joint publication from Oxford and Pasadena. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences charges nonmembers a high fee for publication. At Allison's request, LP clarifies a statement made about Perutz's work and concludes that he himself was confused. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (A: Correspondence), #12.21]
  • Letter from LP to Dr. John E. Tyler, Associate Research Physicist, Visibility Laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, RE: Needs some red-absorption dye that is water soluble, can be contained in transparent dry film, and will exhibit a single sharp absorption band at 700 mu throughout the visible region. Professor Fox suggested copper salts of biliverdin. Fox said that LP would have the most recent information along these lines. [Letter from LP to Tyler December 6, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (T: Correspondence, 1936-1955), #410.20]
  • Letter from LP to Hans-Joachim Bruchner RE: Looking forward to hearing from Bruchner again on progress with nitrogen calculation. Report of March 30, 1955 is interesting and it seems that the results give support to the high value of the heat of dissociation of the nitrogen molecule. Meanwhile, several journal articles have been published which also support this high value, as well as the high value of the heat of sublimation of graphite. LP has reached the conclusion that he too will use the high value in his revision of the Nature of the Chemical Bond. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1955-1957), #38.1]
  • Letter from LP to Kosuke Ohki, Research Institute of Science and Industry, Kyusha University, RE: Has read Ohki's manuscript on an electronic theory of nerve conduction. Seems that Ohki's ideas are rather speculative, and it is difficult to assess their value. Wonders if it is worthwhile to publish speculations of this sort. Speculations are only valuable if they suggest a new way of experimental attack on a problem or if they simplify a theoretical problem so as to make it easier for students to learn. LP enjoyed his stay in Japan last spring. Sorry that he was not able to visit Kyusha University. [Letter from Ohki to LP February 22, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (O: Correspondence, 1937-1965), #300.17]
  • Letter from LP to Professor Kenneth S. Pitzer, Chemistry Dept., University of California, Berkeley, RE: Has decided not to sign the oath that Pitzer sent. Hopes this will not interfere with his appointment in such a way as to prevent him giving the lectures. Plans to come to Berkeley January 3-13 and February 13-24. Has agreed to speak before the Biology Colloquium on January 6 and to be in Arcata on February 17. Suggests that during his first period, he might give lectures on molecular structure, such as two talks on metallic valence and the structure of metals and intermetallic compounds, and one or two on the structure of proteins. During the second period, his lectures might deal with molecular structure in relation to biological specificity, such as a talk on abnormal hemoglobin molecules, one on the structure of antibodies and the nature of serological reactions, and one on molecular structure and biological specificity. [Letters from Pitzer to LP October 12, 1955, December 9, 1955] [Filed under LP Speeches: 1956s.3]
  • Letter from Sir Alexander Todd, University Chemical Laboratory, Cambridge, to LP RE: Thanks LP for his letter and for giving his opinion of the work being done by Kendrew and Perutz. [Letter from LP to Todd November 22, 1955] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (T: Individual Correspondence. (Thant - Toole)), #407.6]
  • Letter from the Research Committee Office, Massachusetts General Hospital to LP RE: Attaches additional material for the agenda of the Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting on December 16-17. [Filed under LP Science: Massachusetts General Hospital—Scientific Advisory Committee, 1949-1957: Box #15.008, Folder #8.7]
  • Typescript: "Hugo Theorell," RE: Theorell's accomplishments leading up to the 1955 Nobel Prize in Medicine. [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Articles: 1955a.10]