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The Michael Heidelberger Papers

Letter from Charles Heidelberger (Michael's son) to Michael and Charlotte Rosen Heidelberger pdf (44,553 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Charles Heidelberger (Michael's son) to Michael and Charlotte Rosen Heidelberger
Heidelberger's son Charles (1920-1983) was a leading oncologist who introduced fluorouracil as a chemotherapeutic agent against certain cancers and made important findings in the study of carcinogenesis. He taught at the McArdle Cancer Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin 28 years before becoming director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Southern California.
Item is handwritten.
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1 (44,553 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1958
Heidelberger, Charles
Heidelberger, Michael
Heidelberger, Charlotte Rosen
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Medical Oncology
Exhibit Category:
Biographical Information
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 6
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Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Physical Condition:
Folder: MS C 245 (first finding aid)
Dear Charlotte and Dad
It was good to have a visit with you in New York, and I'm only sorry that we didn't have more time together. I was glad to see your handsomely remodeled living room.
I have been exceeding[sic] busy and hectic since my return, mainly worrying about and planning the move into the new laboratory building. There have been a number of frustrations and bottlenecks, but I hope most of those have been cleared up by now. We plan to move the entire gang and equipment over a three-week period, starting Aug 24th. I'll move my group on Aug 25th. We ought to be nicely settled and hopefully productive by the time you get here in October.
I have been invited by Henry Lardy to present a paper at the National Academy meeting here, which I hope will do no harm. Potter and Khorana have also been asked, so I believe we are the next three on the local list. We'll see what, if anything, develops.
When you come in October I hope you'll plan to spend enough time to see my photos from around the world. We'd like to see yours, too.
It's been quite cool here lately, so the air-conditioning hasn't had much chance to work. But it does work, and is very pleasant.
I hope you'll continue having an interesting and dysentery-less trip.
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