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Letter from Linus Pauling to George Burch. June 6, 1949.
Pauling writes to thank Burch for his hospitality during a recent visit to New Orleans. Pauling also briefly recounts a visit with Alfred and Reba Mirsky, and expresses his sadness at the news of Thomas Addis' recent death.


June 6, 1949

Dr. G. E. Burch

Department of Medicine

The Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans 13, Louisiana

Dear Dr. Burch:

I am writing to thank you for your kindness to me during my visit to New Orleans. I enjoyed every minute of the day, and I look forward to coming to see you again sometime.

My trip to Tampa and New York went along well. In New York I saw Alfred and Reba Mirsky, and told them about my visit with you. However, I have been grieved to learn on arriving home that Tom Addis died the night of June 4. I have not seen Dr. Lippman to find out what was the cause of death, but it had become clearer and clearer that if he had recovered he would have been greatly handicapped in his activities.

Sincerely yours,

Linus Pauling:W

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