It was nice to hear from you and from Madison and to learn that the climate can even be worse than the one I had last winter,
although it seems almost incredible!
I am now pretty busy, mostly in organization work, because I entered a new lab: the "colonial snake's venomous lab"
at the Pasteur Institute of Garches; Garches is a nice suburb of Paris (very fashionable, as a matter of fact, full of American's
officers the S.H.A.P.E., which is located two or three miles away) 9 miles from my home (South-West). I go to work every
morning with my new car (a citroen, four wheel drive) stay at work during lunch time (we have a [...] of cafeteria) and come
back around 6 1/2 PM, as a real American!
I try to learn something about snake's bite [...], the subject is very much confused and there is very little ground on
which base some work. Anyhow my new boss: Dr. Boquer, is very nice and understanding and, overall, extremely honest, which
is a very encouraging sensation. But the lab is not very well equipped, as Boquer is mainly a physiologist and had relatively
small equipment, finally things comes but it takes time and [ . . . ] occupation!
So I am mainly involved in practical problems, either of organization or of applied research: we had the idea of trying the
enhancing activity of [...] administration of therapeutics [...], specially antivenomous sera. Then, on an other hand, I
am still working on some improvements of the paper eletrophoresis.
We have, as you see enough to keep our mind busy and do not occupy it by war hysteria, as the one [...] the [...] and incredible
issue of Collier's
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As a matter of fact I would like to get it, and if you could send it to me I would be grateful.
I am still very much interested in our little arrangement on books and will go soon to buy the Winogradsky's treats, and
send it to you.
Could you, on a other hand, buy for me:
--Annals of New-York Academy of Science 1950 (52) May 1950
(Symposium on Hyaluronidase.)
--Year Book of Physics and Chemistry 1951-152 (If it is yet published)
I will probably ask you some other things for the new year, maybe, even, a subscription to a scientific periodical.
Don't hesitate to ask me anything you want, not only French but eventually Belgian, Dutch, German or Italian books (or
I hope time will not be too long before we can meet again, this time in France or Europe at least. I would like both of you
to meet Suzanne...Tell [...] also I am anxious to see him next summer.