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Letter from Linus Pauling to W. A. Wooster. October 10, 1940.
Pauling writes to agree with Wooster that it is unfortunate that Max Perutz is not
being allowed to conduct his research, though the rationale is understandable. Pauling
also expresses his support for the English war effort and notes that "the preparations
for national defense in this country are going along satisfactorily."
October 10, 1940
Dr. W.A. Wooster
Department of Mineralogy and Petrology
University of Cambridge
Dear Dr. Woodter:
I have not yet heard about any decision by the Rockefeller Foundation regarding
Dr. Perutz. I agree with you that it is unfortunate that the situation in England
is such that he was no allowed to continue his work, but I can also understand the
reasons which lead your government to decide that step had to be taken.
We are all very happy that England has succeeded in putting up such a good
flight against this aggressor. I also feel that the preparations for national defense
in this country are going along satisfactorily.
With best regards,
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