- Document copy: A Women’s World Congress for Peace, Resolution Presented by the Israel Section. [Filed under AHP materials re: Peace and Women: (Correspondence, Assorted Materials re: Agendas, Assorted Reports re: International Executive Committee, Women’s International League fro Peace and Freedom, 1961-1964), Box#4.002, Folder#2.3]
- Leaflet, “The Seventh World Conference Against A and H Bombs for Promotion of Total Disarmament, Hiroshima-Tokyo, August 6-14, 1961.” [Filed under LP Peace: (Japan Council Against A and H Bombs, 1957-1965, 1991), Box#4.008, Folder #8.4]
- Letter from Curtis L. Harris to LP, RE: Sends a letter that was published in the Memphis Commercial Appeal last Sunday, as well as a letter he has drafted as a reply. He hopes that he has not misinterpreted LP’s motives. [Letter from Mr. Harris to LP, August 14, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (H: Correspondence, 1961-1962), #168.1]
- Letter from Curtis L. Harris to the Commercial Appeal, RE: Writes in reply to a letter from Charles Ray Griffen concerning that idea that LP is thought of as unpatriotic because he would like to see some changes in the government. Mr. Harris feels that there should be more people like LP who stand up for the people and their rights as outlined in the Constitution. [Letter from Mr. Harris to LP, August 14, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (H: Correspondence, 1961-1962), #168.1]
- Letter from Della Larson to LP, RE: Larson is setting up a convention for peace that will be held at the Hotel Claremont at Berkeley during November 25th and 26th. Larson hopes that LP will be able to attend. Larson asks LP is he can suggest someone from the Quaker church who may be interested in speaking at this event. [Filed under LP Peace: (Correspondence re: circulation and signing of An Appeal to Stop the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, April-December, 1961), Box #5.013, Folder #13.1]
- Letter from Dr. Louis Lowenstein, American Society of Hematology, to LP, RE: ON behalf of the Members of the Society, he expresses appreciation for LP’s acceptance to be the first Invitation Lecturer of the American Society of Hematology. He suggests that LP contact Dr. Joseph F. Ross for more details. [Letter from LP to Dr. Lowenstein, July 25, 1961] [Letter from LP to Dr. Lowenstein and to Dr. Ross, September 27, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (H: Correspondence, 1961-1962), #168.1]
- Letter from Hans Neurath, Editor of “Biochemistry,” to LP, RE: Asks for LP’s comments on a paper submitted to “Biochemistry” titled “The Natural Formation of Optically Active Molecules”. Attachment of LP’s comment, recommending rejection. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1958-1961), #39.4]
- Letter from LP to A.G. Mezerik, RE: LP is sending Mezerik a copy of the Oslo Statement and notes that the statement was passed unanimously without any abstentions by the participants of the Oslo Conference. [Filed under LP Peace: (Oslo Conference Against the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, May 2-7, 1961), Box #2.004, Folder #4.4]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Corliss Lamont, RE: LP and AHP were pleased to see the letter and ad for the Greater New York Peace Groups, and although they approve of the message, they will not sign it because the wording is not exactly right. Also, LP would like to know who he can contact in the group with questions and suggestions in the future; he has thought of writing several times, but didn’t know who to write to. [Letter from Corliss to LP, July 19, 1961, and Letter from LP to Corliss, August 15, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (L: Individual Correspondence. (Lacey-Lattimer)), #212.5]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Ellsworth D. Dougherty, Department of Nutrition, University of California, RE: LP may not be back in time to speak with Dr. Dougherty, and believes that all the members of the staff in that area are away as well, but suggests that he speak with Professor Robert B. Corey, who is interested in the structure of nucleotides. [Letter from Dr. Dougherty to LP, August 13, 1961] [Letter from Dr. Dougherty to LP, August 18, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (D: Correspondence, 1960-1966), #99.2]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Maynard B. Chenoweth, Biochemical Research, DOW Chemical Company. [Letter from Dr. Chenoweth to LP, August 1, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Correspondence, 1961-1962), #76.1; and (D: Organizational Correspondence. (Da-Do)), #97.7]
14 August 1961
Dear Dr. Chenoweth:
I thank you for your letter of 1 August. I am sending you three copies of my anesthesia article under separate cover.
I did not say anything about diethyl ether in my paper because I did not want to get involved in details and because it was necessary for me to keep the paper reasonably short.
I think that it is likely that diethyl ether and other ethers operate by stabilizing hydrate microcrystals, but they may form hydrogen bonds at the same time, perhaps becoming a part of the framework. The solubility of diethyl ether is 100 times that of carbon tetrachloride, and this increased solubility can be attributed to hydrogen-bond formation. The solubility of chloroform is about 10 times that of carbon tetrachloride, probably reflecting the known small power of the hydrogen atom of chloroform enters into hydrate crystals without forming hydrogen bonds.
I would be glad to know what information you have about your anesthetic material methoxyflurane. Its solubility in water would give some idea about its hydrogen-bond-forming power. Have you carried out experiments with it in regard to the formation of hydrates? I would be pleased if you were to carry out such an investigation. In order to get hydrates it might be necessary to add another microcrystal-stabilizing agent, such as hydrogen sulfide or xenon. Hydrogen sulfide is, of course, a much cheaper substance than xenon, but xenon has theoretical advantages. If you are equipped to carry out these studies, you might find it worth while to investigate crypton and argon, as well. I believe that x-ray studies on hydrate crystals of methoxyflurane and other substances such as the noble gases would contribute significantly to the theory of anesthesia.
I am sending a copy of this letter to Dr. Ludo K. Frevel. He would be a fine man to carry out x-ray investigations of the hydrate crystals of methoxyflurane, if he were interested in doing it and had the time for it.
I think that similar studies of diethyl ether and other ethers ought to be made. I would like to make them, but I have not yet begun work along these lines.
- Letter from LP to Dr. Richard Barnet, RE: LP thinks that the book is excellent for the most part, but that Dr. Barnet’s estimates of casualties from nuclear weapons are very low, and he can therefore not give the book a favorable comment to publish. [Letter from Dr. Richard J. Barnet to LP, August] [Letter from Dr. Richard J. Barnet to LP, August 23, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1958-1961), #39.4]
- Letter from LP to Maynard B. Chenoweth RE: Explains why he did not say anything about diethyl ether in his paper and discusses it briefly. Would be glad to know what information Chenoweth has about his anesthetic material methoxyflourine and suggests Dr. Ludo K. Frevel would be a great person to carry out x-ray investigations of the hydrate crystals of methoxyflourine. Expresses that similar studies of diethyl ether and other ethers should be made as well. [Filed under LP Science: (Materials re: Anesthesia Research, 1959-1983), Box #12.001, Folder #1.3]
- Letter from LP to Norman H. Topping, International Medical Congress. RE: Informs him that it will be impossible for him to prepare his paper before October 1. Could prepare a 250 word abstract. [Letter from Topping July 31, 1961, August 15, 1961] [Filed under LP Speeches: (Speeches by LP, 1962) Box #1962s Folder #1962s.3]
- Letter from LP to Professor Mizuho Odagiri, The Society for the Research of Physics-Chemistry, Kinki University, RE: LP thanks Odagiri for the copy of Science Reports with Odagiri’s series of articles. It makes him wish he had the time to study elementary particles. LP also thanks him for the photograph. He and AHP remember their visit with Odagiri and his students with pleasure. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (O: Correspondence, 1937-1965), #300.23]
- Letter from LP to R. Defay, Scientific Secretary, Universite Libre de Bruxelles RE: Pleased with the choice of the theme of Transfer of Energy in Gases for the Twelfth Solvay Congress, to be held in November 1962. [Filed under LP Awards & Honors: Box #1961h-1963h, Folder #1962h.9]
- Letter from LP to Richard Barnet, RE: LP apologizes for the delay in answering Barnet’s letter. LP notes that much of the manuscript looks excellent but that he can not write a favorable comment on a book that presents such a gross underestimate of the effects of nuclear war. LP provides some comments on statements made in the manuscript. [Barnet’s letter February 22, 1961] [Barnet’s reply August 23, 1961] [Filed under LP Peace: (Assorted Peace Groups, Am), Box #4.009, Folder #9.4]
- Letter from Leoure Peters Job to AHP, RE: Says that the Unitarian Church requests that she speak at their Sunday Morning Forum and that the church could raise twenty-five dollars to pay for her fare. Asks that AHP reply as soon as possible. . [Filed under AHP materials re: Peace and Women: (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom: 1959-1981), Box#4.001, Folder#1.1]
- Letter from Linda Hopkins, Secretary to LP, to Stanley Schaefer, W. H. Freeman & Co., RE: Returns lettering samples to Schaefer per LP’s request. [Filed under LP Books: 1955b.4]
- Letter from Mrs. Barry Stevens, to LP. RE: Asks if he has any science journals and technical books that he would like to send to Havana. Tells him about a shortage of science teachers in Cuba. Describes Mary Bernick. [Filed under LP Correspondence (S: Correspondence, 1961): Box #381 Folder #381.2]
- Letter from Stanley Schaefer to LP, RE: Does LP think that a textbook on heterocyclic chemistry by Professor George F. Smith of Manchester University and Professor Battersby of Bristol should be encouraged? [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W.H. Freeman and Company, 1960-1992, No Date), #440.2]
- Memorandum from LP to Arletta Townsend, RE: Please make out a check for $100 to Dr. Richard C. LaForce for consultation in connection with his work today, and have it sent to him at Berkeley. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (T: Individual Correspondence. (Topchiev-Tyler)), #408.2]
- Memorandum from LP to Arletta Townsend, RE: Please put Gene Crowley on the payroll as Laboratory Assistant at $1.55 per hour. He will be assisting Dr. Catchpool in his work. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (T: Individual Correspondence. (Topchiev-Tyler)), #408.2]
- Note from A. Thulman, Chester Beatty Research Institute, to LP, RE: Requests a reprint of LP’s article “A Molecular Theory of Anesthesia”. Handwritten: “Reprint mailed.” [Filed under LP Correspondence: (H: Correspondence, 1961-1962), #168.1]
- Receipt from First Western Bank to LP RE: “Receipt Portion.” For a deposit. $6,994.53. [Envelope 1961] [Filed under LP Biographical: Business and Financial: Box #4.030, Folder #30.1]
- Telegram from LP to Francis Hoague RE: Writes that he is available on August 29 to meet with Mr. Tonkoff. [Letter from Hoague to LP August 10, 1961] [Filed under LP Biographical: (Pauling v. Bellingham Publishing Company, 1960-1963, 1965), Box #3.001, Folder #1.8]