I have a little sum reimbursed by the Coleman Inst. Society to pay a repair
which had to be done on one of their instruments in my lab. It would help me if you could check this sum on your account
(the check has been endorsed by the Pasteur Institute) and pay for me my dues for 1954 at the American Association of Immunologists,
as I am late to do that (I probably received
the first notice as I was in bed and lost it). You will find the address of the Association enclosed in this letter. For
the rest of the sum keep it for our latest exchange of books (I probably owe you quite a lot of money, now). Thank you in
advance for all this.
This work is going now better, as I am back i my lab. I have been appointed a member of the Staff of the Pasteur Institute
recently and, though it does not change my job it is a moral satisfaction and brings a raise in my salary. I still have to
improve my space situation (we have two people in a small room and I do not know well how to work with somebody in my lab)
and technician help. But as long as the work is beginning to start[?] the rest will come "de Surcroit" (I hope).
I am now trying to fractionate my cobra venom on a large scale with a one or two step procedure (electrophoresis on starch)
as I think I must concentrate finger[?] on the
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
isolation of the [ . . . ] principle (or principles) before going back to the [ . . . ] reaction (as it is better to work
on this reaction to prepare as [ . . .] the memabroscin[?]) The whole problem is fascinating from the standpoint of memabroscin
as well as in immunological implications.
Spring is not coming fast and the temperature is rising to 13 degrees C. When will you come to smell the odour of Paris after
a Spring rain?