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[Diary entry on trip to Turin, Italy] pdf (55,045 Bytes) transcript of pdf
[Diary entry on trip to Turin, Italy]
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23 March 1926?
[Gregg, Alan]
Original Repository: Rockefeller Archive Center. Rockefeller Foundation Archives
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"Rockefeller Man" in Brazil and Europe, 1919-1930
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Tuesday, March 23rd--Turin.
a.m. ticket to Paris and errands.
Morpurgo. Then to Morpurgo's laboratory. Points : $100,00 for M.'s fellows happens to be adequate. All three are working on tumors and not much additional expense is necessary. Lunch at M.'s, Corso Fiume, 6. Herlitzka and Levi there also. A plan for new clinics at Turin is actually underway. State has voted 12 million Lire. There is 8 million lire from a private gift and about 10 to 15 million Lire will be provided by the Province of Piedmont and the City of Turin together: these clinics to house everything but Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Ophthalmology. M. rather critical of younger generation for what he considers their inability or unwillingness to make sacrifices for the sake of scientific careers.
Herlitzka. H. greatly concerned for the future Physiology. He has lost through accident and illness two of his assistants and cannot find others. There is at present no capable physiologists for 3 vacant chairs on Physiology in Italy. He has no candidate for foreign fellowships as yet. Thinks stipend adequate but equipment allowances small.
Levi. Strongly pessimistic about the future of sciences in Italy. Said that in 10 years Italy will be about the level of Greece. Our developmental aid is extrememly useful but L. thinks it would be futile to try to bring the government to paying better salaries to young assistants. Much wiser for D.M.E. to remain entirely outside such questions. L. has very able sinte who would make a good candidate for foreign fellowships. All 3 men on developmental aid are working well, and are able.
Dinner at Herlitzka's. Professors Ferratta, Morpurgo and Azze Assi. Story of Morpurga in his 8 months of travel with two white rats. Evening slightly interrupted by telephone message from Senora Morpurgo in terror lest her husband be attacked by some student whom he may recently have flunked, so we all walked home with M. for the sake of Mrs. M.'s peace of mind.
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