Letter from Florence R. Sabin to Ella Strong Denison
In this letter Sabin tells of the lab equipment purchased with Denison's Christmas gift, and again of her desire to give
up teaching and devote herself to research, perhaps at the Rockefeller Institute.
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1924-01-13 (January 13, 1924)
Sabin, Florence R.
Denison, Ella Strong
Original Repository: Smith College. Sophia Smith Collection. Florence Rena Sabin Papers
Reproduced with permission of Geraldine F. Swan.
On the Faculty at 'The Hopkins', 1902-1925
Box Number: 10
Folder Number: 2
Jan. 13, 1924.
Dear Mrs. Denison,
I feel ashamed that you will arrive home and find no letter from me to thank you for your Christmas gift. I think that you
will like what I bought, for it was an instrument that we needed for our work. I saw a very large syringe that we wanted
for our blood transfusions. We had small ones and didnot like to ask the larger one because the laboratory funds are low
and the large one makes it easier to get to blood out without clotting. The work is going beautifully. I think that the
three of us working together, Dr. Cunningham, Dr. Doan and I are really getting something of fundamental importance in blood.
It makes me a little restless now about teaching and makes me feel as if I should give up the teaching before long and go
into research altogether. I want to get Dr. Cunningham settled in a place first and then I think that I shall ask Dr. Flexner
to let me work at the Rockefeller Institute for a term of years. I think that he would take me in. Then a new research student
of mine has just got a nice thing on the lymphatics of the reproductive system that I think will be of real use. The only
thing that makes me hesitate about giving up the research is the enjoyment I get out of my research students.
I didn't follow Mary's example of accessories to the car because a Franklin doesn't need many. I did get a wind
shield wiper and chains but that is all. Some day I may get a parking light. My, I do love my car.
I hope that the tea came slowly. Let me know when you want more or if you want some sent to your sister.
I had a hope that Henry and Carla would take in Baltimore on their trip South but I suppose that they had very little time
for so long a trip.
How did you find Jean and the children? It was nice to see them and to meet Judge Cary last summer.