May 12, 1942
Dr. A.N. Richards, Chairman
Committee on Medical Research
2102 Constitution Avenue
Dear Dr. Richards:
I am pleased that your Committee is favorably disposed toward the transfusion
project which I have proposed. I think that your suggestion that th ework be begun
on a less imposing scale is a very good one. I suggest that the original proposal
be essentially cut in half, according to the following budget.
Technical Assistants (probably one
Ph.D Assistant, one or two
Junior Assistants) $5000.00
Animals, Chemicals, Apparatus 2000.00
With 50% overhead on the salary budget, this amounts to $9,500. I feel that if
no really promising results are obtained by an investigation corresponding to this
budget, it would not be worth while to continue the work.
I hope very much that, in case this contract is approved, it will be possible
for us to be provided with the various fractions of bovine serum proteins which are
being made by Armour and Company and other companies.
Dr. Baird Hastings suggested to me in New York last week that your Committee
might ask us to work on some other problem. We would be very glad to do anything that
you think worth while.