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Letter from Linus Pauling to B. O. Raulston. September 19, 1944.
Pauling writes to discuss Dr. Morey Lipkis' oxypolygelatin trials.


September 19, 1944

Dean B.O. Raulston

The University of Southern California

School of Medicine

1200 No. State Street

Los Angeles 33, California

Dear Dean Raulston:

I am pleased to learn from your letter of September 13 that Dr. Lipkis has given quantities of oxypolygelatin to ten or twelve patients, with satisfactory results.

It is my understanding that Dr. Lipkis plans to administer the material to a second group of ten or twelve patients and to obtain further blood samples, in accordance with his discussion with Dr. Campbell. I believe that it would be desirable to restrict the investigation to about this number of patients, until a survey has been made of the results obtained. Consideration could then be given to the question as to whether or not to prepare another large oxypolygelatin preparation for further investigation.

Cordially yours,

Linus Pauling


cc to D.H. Campbell

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