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The Charles R. Drew Papers

Letter from Otto Glaser to Charles R. Drew pdf (90,220 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Otto Glaser to Charles R. Drew
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1949-09-21 (September 21, 1949)
Glaser, Otto
Amherst College. Department of Biology
Drew, Charles R.
Original Repository: Howard University. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Charles R. Drew Papers
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"My Chief Interest Was and Is Surgery"--Howard University, 1941-1950
Metadata Record Letter from Charles R. Drew to Otto Glaser (June 6, 1949) pdf (81,385 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Sept 21/49
Dear Charlie Drew:
The treasurer of the College Has told me about the fund you helped raise for my benefit. I can't tell you how much I appreciate this generous act -- not only for what it means in concrete terms -- but especially as it expresses so much good will and is evidence that the old days remain alive.
You were and are one of those who make a teachers' life worthwhile. I have followed your career with great satisfaction and was proud and more than please when the College gave
you the honorary DSc. I still wish we might at that time have had a chance to talk -- perhaps our paths may cross again.
As you know many changes have taken place in our Department. It has grown in personnel and the outside grants have enabled us to modernize and transform. Plough, the only other survivor from your time, no doubt showed you around -- but even since then there have been further extensive improvements.
As my mind plays over the past, it is curious how vividly certain little things loom up -- things you may not and perhaps could not recall. There was the time when as I was walking by, you came tripping lightly down the stairs of Tertsy's emporium. I don't think
you saw me -- but the grace and beauty of your young movements have left an indelible impression. Could you do it now? Another thing I cannot forget is the football game during which one of the opponents tried to get you out by trying to twist your ankle, I saw how that hurt and was glad to see its purpose fail.
I was retired this June, but the Trustees have allowed me to us my rooms in the laboratory and I intend to work on unfinished problems and a bag full of manuscripts. It would be more fun to be an emeritus if one were not slowed down -- on the other hand there are happy memories and you are one of them.
Otto Glaser
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