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Title:
Letter from Salvador E. Luria to Tracy M. Sonneborn Annotation pdf (116,097 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Salvador E. Luria to Tracy M. Sonneborn
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (116,097 Bytes)
Date:
1944-02-10 (February 10, 1944)
Creator:
Luria, Salvador E.
Recipient:
Sonneborn, Tracy M.
Source:
Original Repository: Indiana University. Lilly Library. T.M. Sonneborn Papers
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence A
Box Number: 6
Folder Number: 59
Unique Identifier:
BBAGFI
Accession Number:
8
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1925-1947
Folder: Sonneborn, Tracy M. (Lilly Library)
Transcript:
February 10, 1944
Dear Tracy,
As you probably heard, I decided to come here to convalesce at a friend's of mine, who is a doctor, and until a few days ago I was feeling much better, and improving steadily. But apparently I am badly cursed: I caught a slight cold, and then the other day my friend's son came form school with conjunctivitis, and next morning the whole family, plus myself, had swollen eyes and burning tears. I am afraid this new trouble will lengthen my convalescence, because it keeps me indoors. I wonder when I shall feel really well again: I'm so tired of this story. I sometimes regret not to believe in God: it would be so comfortable to rely upon him, at least as long as medicine doesn't progress a little farther. But it's too late now. Seriously speaking, I try not to let myself be depressed
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by this series of troubles. After all, I had not been more sick than an upset stomach in eight or ten years, and I should not complain.
I am supposed, I think to give a talk at Columbia sometimes this month, but I wonder if I'll be able to. Also, I had started writing a paper, but I am stuck as long as I can't go to the library. So, I spend my hours reading Shakespeare and Italian poetry. What a degeneration!
I hope I'll soon be in a better health, thence, in a better mood.
Best regards to you, to your wife, and to Ruth Dipple.
Yours,
Luria
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
Luria ill, convalescing; would like comfort of believing in God...
but;

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