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The Michael Heidelberger Papers

Title:
Letter from Michael Heidelberger to D. Carleton Gajdusek, The Children's Hospital (Cincinnati, Ohio) pdf (48,768 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Michael Heidelberger to D. Carleton Gajdusek, The Children's Hospital (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Description:
Heidelberger here informed Gajdusek that a colleague had agreed to carry out the titrations of sera provided by Gajdusek for studying the connection between disease, in particular nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys), and the level of complement, proteins that play an essential role in host defense mechanisms.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (48,768 Bytes)
Date:
1948-03-29 (March 29, 1948)
Creator:
Heidelberger, Michael
Recipient:
Gajdusek, D. Carleton
Children's Hospital (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Complement System Proteins
Serology
Exhibit Category:
Antigens and Antibodies: Heidelberger and The Rise of Quantitative Immunochemistry, 1928-1954
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from D. Carleton Gajdusek, The Children's Hospital (Cincinnati, Ohio) to Michael Heidelberger (February 28, 1948) pdf (361,616 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/DHBBGQ.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from D. Carleton Gajdusek, The Children's Hospital (Cincinnati, Ohio) to Michael Heidelberger (March 23, 1948) pdf (202,974 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/DHBBGR.pdf
Box Number: 2
Folder Number: 23
Unique Identifier:
DHBBGS
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Folder: MS C 245 (first finding aid)
Transcript:
March 29th, 1948
Dear Gajdusek:
I am very sorry I missed you on your recent visit, and sorry, too, to have been so slow in answering your first letter. I thought it would be more effective for Dr. Fischel to answer it, and the process consumed much time. However, he was much interested in what you wrote, and will gladly run the sera you were kind enough to bring, as he has written you. The results ought to be very interesting.
I do not like the plastic tubes for very long periods of storage. Most of those I've had in the ordinary refridgerator concentrated the sera in them down to a gel in the course of a few years. I suppose most of the water evaporates through inequalities in the tube where the top screws on.
With hearty congratulations on your Fellowship and all good wishes,
Sincerely,
Michael Heidelberger
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-10-23
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