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Letter from Linus Pauling to Charles M. Apt. April 9, 1952.
Pauling writes to congratulate Apt on his new position at Amherst College and to invite
Apt to spend a sabbatical year at Caltech a few years from now. In so doing, Pauling
notes that "In particular, the problem of the structure of nucleic acids may just
be developing into a stage of rapid progress; right now not much is being done, from
the x-ray standpoint."
April 9, 1952
Mr. Charles M. Apt
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dear Mr. Apt:
Thank you for writing to me about your new position. I am pleased to learn that
you are going to be teaching at Amherst; this seems to me to be a very good way of
getting started on your career as a nature investigator and teacher.
Perhaps you will be interested, in a few years, to consider the possibility of spending
your sabbatical year in Pasadena. I hope that our work will be in just as interesting
a period after a few years as it is now. In particular, the problem of the structure
of nucleic acids may just be developing into a stage of rapid progress; right now
not very much is being done, from the x-ray standpoint.
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