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Letter from Max Delbrück to Linus Pauling. December 8, 1940.
Delbrück writes to pass along information on autocatalysis and to suggest that Pauling read a new article on adaption enzyme formation.


Dear Pauling,

I enclose a reprint and letter from Russia concerning our note in Science. It seems to me to contain the first sensible suggestion regarding autocatalysis. Please let me know what you think of it.

I want to draw your attention to a review article by Dubos in Bacteriological Reviews, current issue, about adaption enzyme formation. Its conclusion seem to lend weight to the idea that this phenomenon is cognate to antibody formation.

Please let me have a reprint of your antibody paper.

Kind regards and best wishes for the New Year.



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