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Letter from Linus Pauling to Elizabeth and Arthur M. Sackler pdf (73,982 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Linus Pauling to Elizabeth and Arthur M. Sackler
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1989-04-12 (April 12, 1989)
Pauling, Linus
Sackler, Elizabeth
Sackler, Arthur M.
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):
Ascorbic Acid
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Exhibit Category:
Promoting Vitamin C
Metadata Record Vitamin C and Quackery (April 12, 1989) pdf (69,996 Bytes) ocr (1,816 Bytes)
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12 April 1989
Dear Elizabeth Sackler:
I am not clear as to whom I should send the enclosed Letter to the Editor of Medical Tribune, so I am sending it to you, to pass on to the proper person. I hope that my letter will be published in a forthcoming issue of Medical Tribune.
In addition, I am writing to tell you that there has been an exciting new development about vitamin C in relation to AIDS, and to suggest that perhaps Nathan Horwitz should investigate it, and be prepared to write an article about it when the story is released.
Over a year ago I was invited to attend the first public meeting of the President's Commission on AIDS, and I attended it, in Washington D.C. I gave each of the members of the Commission a copy of a statement prepared by my associate Dr. Ewan Cameron, and I also gave a copy to the Director of the Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases. I then met for an hour and a half with the Clinical Advisory Board of the Director, urging that some work be done on vitamin C in relation to AIDS. The Board decided against doing anything about it. I enclose a copy of the statement.
My associate Dr. Raxit Jariwalla and the members of his team have obtained some very interesting results in the laboratory about vitamin C and the AIDS virus. It is expected that these results will be published in Nature, possibly within six weeks or two months. It is this work that I think Nathan Horwitz should know about and be prepared to discuss, when the results are published in Nature. Probably our Institute will plan to bring out a news release at that time.
With best regards, I am
Sincerely yours,
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