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
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Heidelberger, Charlotte Rosen
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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,
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
I hope you'll continue having an interesting and dysentery-less trip.