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The Search for the Molecular Helix
Letter from Warren Weaver to Linus Pauling (December 27, 1934)
January 25, 1935
Dear Dr. Weaver:
I need hardly say that I am very happy to learn from you that the Rockefeller Foundation will provide support (in addition
to that of the California Institute) for my researches for three more years. I have delayed answering your letter for two
weeks in order that I might be able to tell you that we had already begun the experimental investigation of hemoglobin; we
have met with some difficulties in obtaining pure substances, however, and so the investigation is not yet underway. As I
have read more about the problems of biochemistry I have become more and more enthusiastic about the possibilities of the
application of our methods.
Dr. Noyes has told me that he heard that you would come West this spring; if so, I hope to see you here, and if not, I shall
probably call on you in New York at about the time of the Washington meetings, which I hope to attend.