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The Florence R. Sabin Papers

Letter from Rudolph J. Anderson to Florence R. Sabin pdf (124,488 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Rudolph J. Anderson to Florence R. Sabin
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1928-04-30 (April 30, 1928)
Anderson, Rudolph J.
Sabin, Florence R.
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Florence R. Sabin Papers
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At the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1925-1938
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Anderson, Rudolph J., #13
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Dear Doctor Sabin:
I am sending you under separate cover a sample of palmitic acid. I don't know the origin of this acid but it was purchased from Eastman Kodak Co. Judging by the melting point it is fairly pure.
I have found another liquid saturated fatty acid from another fraction of the T.B. wax. The substance differs slightly in properties from the other samples that you have received--the optical rotation of this new acid is decidedly higher. I should like very much to provide you a small sample for experimental purposes if [you] can use it. The time before vacations begin is growing short but I should like very much to learn something about the biological behavior of this acid in comparison with the others.
I have to go to Philadelphia on Tuesday night to be on hand for harvesting nearly 2000 cultures of avian [tuberculosis] bacilli on Wednesday. On my way back from Philadelphia I will stop in to see you in New York and will bring a sample of the acid with me.
Very sincerely,
Rudolph J. Anderson
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