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Letter from Linus Pauling to A. N. Richards. July 9, 1943.
Pauling writes that he has accepted the appointment to Richards' committee and requests that various resources pertaining to the committee be made available to him.


July 9, 1943


Dr. A.N. Richards

Committee on Medical Research

2101 Constitution Avenue

Washington 25, D.C.

Dear Dr. Richards:

I have just written to Dr. Vannevar Bush that I accept with pleasure appointment to your Committee, to serve as a member of a Special Consultant Panel. I am very happy to be able to be of service in this way, and I thank you for thinking of me.

It turns out that it is convenient for me to go to the San Francisco Bay Region next week. I am planning to leave Pasadena on the morning of Thursday, July 15. This will give me an opportunity to learn something about the OMR contracts in the Northern California region, and I am writing to ask that, if it is convenient, you send to me by air mail a list of titles of these contracts and the names of the Investigators. I am planning to go to Stanford University, the Stanford Medical School, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of California Medical School in San Francisco.

It is possible that I could meet with Drs. Bloomfield and Naffziger in order to discuss the duties and responsibilities of the Panel. If such a meeting does take place, perhaps on July 20, we would profit greatly by having your advice and instructions.

I am not planning to come to Washington again for some months, but I am looking forward to seeing you when the time comes.

Sincerely yours,

Linus Pauling


cc to Dr. Bloomfield

Dr. Naffziger

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