Letter from Albert Einstein, Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, Inc. to Michael Heidelberger
In this letter, Einstein thanked Heidelberger for a financial contribution Heidelberger had made on behalf of his wife, who
had died from cancer in 1946 and who had been an outspoken advocate of the United Nations. Like his wife, Heidelberger saw
the United Nations as the main arbiter and force for peace in the intensifying Cold War, a conflict which the Emergency Committee
of Atomic Scientists sought to mediate as well.
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1947-01-07 (January 7, 1947)
Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, Inc.
Courtesy of Michael Heidelberger.
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Antigens and Antibodies: Heidelberger and The Rise of Quantitative Immunochemistry, 1928-1954
I send sincere thanks for your generous gift made in memory of your wife. My colleagues and I appreciate this evidence of
your special confidence. We value not only the practical support you have sent, but also the good will towards this work and
the hope for a reasonable solution of this immense problem which your contribution expresses.