Letter from Linus Pauling to Warren Weaver. July 29, 1936.
Pauling writes to provide Weaver with an update on recent progress in his laboratory
related to work on the structure of proteins. In his update, Pauling opines that
"I feel that the proteins are too complex to offer great promise that their x-ray
investigation will lead to significant results beyond those already obtained by Astbury,
but the protein problem is such an important one that it seems desirable to attack
it, in the hope that something worthwhile will be discovered." Transcript.
Creator: Linus Pauling
Recipient: Warren Weaver
Associated: Rockefeller Foundation, Laszlo Zechmeister, Robert Corey, Gustav Albrecht, Edward
W. Hughes, Henri A. Levy, William Astbury, Carl G. Niemann, Edwin R. Buchman, Philip
A. Shaffer, Jr.
Date: July 29, 1936
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