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The Linus Pauling Papers

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Memorandum from Linus Pauling to Emile Zuckerkandl, Ewan Cameron, and Robert Paradowski pdf (52,903 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Memorandum from Linus Pauling to Emile Zuckerkandl, Ewan Cameron, and Robert Paradowski
Number of Image Pages:
1 (52,903 Bytes)
Date:
1981-07-31 (July 31, 1981)
Creator:
Pauling, Linus
Recipient:
Zuckerkandl, Emile
Cameron, Ewan
Paradowski, Robert
Source:
Original Repository: Oregon State University. Library. Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers. Oregon State University Library.
Exhibit Category:
Promoting Vitamin C
Relation:
Metadata Record The Nature and Causes of Cancer (October 5, 1946) pdf (499,205 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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MMBBHZ
Document Type:
Memorandums
Language:
English
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application/pdf
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Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
31 July 1981
To: Emile Zuckerkandl, Ewan Cameron, Robert Paradowski
From: Linus Pauling
Subject: Manuscript on the nature and causes of cancer
On the train, traveling east in October 1946, I made some notes on my ideas about the nature and causes of cancer, and on 5 October 1946, while I was in Indianapolis visiting the Lilly Research Laboratory (as a consultant) I wrote an account of my ideas. I then went on to New York, I think, and gave the manuscript to Peyton Rous. He read it, and returned it to me without comment. His failure to express any interest in it suggested to me that it was not worth publication.
If I were to write the paper now I think that I would add a sentence similar to one on page 16 of Cancer and Vitamin C to the effect that the changes that confer malignancy on a cell or group of cells are those that confer upon them the properties characteristic of cancer -- the capacity for proliferation, for infiltration, and for obtaining increased amounts of nutrients and oxidation.
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2008-09-17
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