Letter from Rudolph J. Anderson to Florence R. Sabin
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1931-03-21 (March 21, 1931)
Anderson, Rudolph J.
Sabin, Florence R.
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At the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1925-1938
Anderson, Rudolph J., #10
Dear Doctor Sabin,
I have just succeeded in separating phthioic acid into optical antipodes, that is, into dextro--and levorotatory fractions.
The dextro and the levo acids may have different biological effects. I am wondering if you would have time to try a few animal
experiments on these new products? I have not yet had time to analyze my preparations, having just made the final separation
today, but I am so anxious to know what these acids will do on cell stimulation that I am hoping we can do the biological
and chemical analyses simultaneously.
Rudolph J. Anderson
P.S. I hope to have the material ready for you sometime next week.