Gregg expresses some concerns before taking the position as Rockefeller's Director of Medical Sciences.
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1930-10-16 (October 16, 1930)
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Director of Medical Sciences, 1930-1945
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Oct 16 '30
Told M. that I'd seen a librarian, ERE, and AF all leave the RF in a way that gave some basis for reflection as to the
1 yr appointment. He said he couldn't speak for Trustees but personally he thought that being already 10 yrs in service
I could look on appointment to RF as Director in MS as being the equivalent or the superior of academic post. I said that
further than that I had nothing to add, and that I realized he, and [. . .] and Day were in the same boat. He added that
most of the men who had left the RF Boards landed extremely well.
Told him I felt a little immature and would have preferred as I planned to come to NY at 48. I said I would be impatient
at neither guidance nor criticism and that the period of possible service before me was such that I felt an elasticity in
the wealth of time -- i.e. I would feel no tremendous rush to get through anything as the only reasonable or possible thing