I congratulate you on your work and on the honor that has been bestowed upon you for it. But I am writing you especially because
of the sparkling and impressive presentation you made to our Council on Saturday.
Though we did not know the details of the subject, you gave us a sense of intuitive understanding. It was a fine job.
I envy you the life and times you have ahead of you -- and I am glad that you are having this phase of it in the Public Health
As you probably know the University of Michigan is my
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Alma Mater -- and Hal Christiansen is one of my Ph.D's. I may therefore the pride in you as a sort of scientific grandson.
You may not know, [ . . . ], that I entered the Public Health Service in 1917 (Assistant Sanitary Chemist, attached to the
Hygiene Laboratory, the forerunner of N.I.H..). I stayed in it until 1921, during which I got my Ph.D. As a result I feel
a great debt to the P.H.S. -- and work for it whenever they ask me. So far, I'm on my fourth Council, and have been in
on the establishment of the fellowship and Grant programs, Tahm [?], Shock, Anform [?] and many others, I count as my "boys".