This is in reply to your letter of the 6th of December, and I also had meant to drop you a note in response to yours of the
19th of October, but never quite got the time.
First with regard to your suggesting that I publish my speculations on antibody formation. I'll have to try to get them
down on paper before I can really make up my mind whether they are worth committing permanently to literature.
I gather from the fact that you have underlined "very" that a trip to the Midwest is ruled out by the shortness of
your visit; however if things change, I hope you will let me know. There are quite a few observations I would like to talk
over with you which have emerged from the study of coli shockates. We have uncovered an extremely interesting interaction
between something associated with virus DNA and enzyme synthesis in coli shockates. The interesting thing is that it stops
synthesis. There are others equally worth discussing.
I recently got a rather plaintive letter from McQuillen complaining that I had not sent him a preprint of my John Hopkins
paper. I don't have any more copies available, and I would really deeply appreciate it if you would let him look over
your copy. If it's gone, I shall try to borrow one to send to him. I really didn't mean to ignore him.