Original Repository: Oregon State University. Library. Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers
Reproduced with permission of the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers. Oregon State University Library.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
The Molecular Basis of Disease
23 January 1956
Dear Dr. Sperry:
I am sorry that I shall be able to attend the meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences on 2 February, and hear your talk
on biochemical research in relation to mental disease.
I have become interested in this subject recently -- in fact, we have begun a little work here on phenylketonuria, and I have
made plans for expanding the work. I shall not attempt to describe the several investigations that we hope to carry out.
I have sent in an application to the Ford Foundation for a grant in support of our work on molecular factors in mental deficiency.
Could you send me some of your reprints dealing with mental disease?