Throughout Heidelberger's career, fellow scientists, including the preeminent physical chemist Linus Pauling, turned to
him to obtain preparations of polysaccharide antigens, antisera, or purified antibodies for use in their own experiments.
Heidelberger accumulated an extensive stock of these substances over the course of six decades of research in immunochemistry.
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1942-10-02 (October 2, 1942)
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Antigens and Antibodies: Heidelberger and The Rise of Quantitative Immunochemistry, 1928-1954
Letter from Linus Pauling to Michael Heidelberger (September 28, 1942)
It was good to hear that the studies you and Campbell are making are turning out so favorably and the number of useful antigen
is increasing. I only wish I could send you a gram of type One substance but this is impossible. I am, though, sending you
under separate cover a few 10th's of a gram of a product prepared by Dr. John W. Palmer of the Biological Division of
E. R. Squibb and Sons, which I have every reason to think is as good as can be obtained.
Hoping this will suffice and with all good wishes,