Original Repository: Oregon State University. Library. Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Research Support as Topic
The Search for the Molecular Helix
Two Nobel Prizes
June 27, 1944
Dear Dr. Hanson:
I have received notice of the action of the Executive Committee of The Rockefeller Foundation in providing support for the
work in immunology being carried out under the direction of Professor Sturtevant and myself for another year. I am glad to
express to you my thanks for your help in making it possible for us to carry on this work, which is, I think, going along
I am very much encouraged by the progress which has been made in recent years in the study of proteins, as shown, for example,
by Neurath's review article on denaturation. The use of quantitative methods is providing us with a body of reliable
information, and, although proteins are so complex that we cannot hope that a final and complete solution of the problem of
their structure will ever be obtained, we can, I think look forward to getting, in our lifetime, a reasonably good insight
into the general principles of protein structure.
I have continued to think about your tentative plan for a post-war congress on proteins. Such a congress would be very valuable
indeed, in more than one way.