Flexner was director of the Rockefeller Institute from 1901 to 1935. In this letter, Sabin informally accepts Flexner's
offer of a position at the Institute, and notes that she would like to bring Dr. Robert Cunningham and Dr. Charles Doan along
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1924-03-24 (March 24, 1924)
Sabin, Florence R.
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Florence R. Sabin Papers
Reproduced with permission of Geraldine F. Swan.
On the Faculty at 'The Hopkins', 1902-1925
Letter from Simon Flexner to Florence R. Sabin (March 31, 1924)
Flexner, Simon, Folder #1
March 24, 1924
My dear Dr. Flexner,
I do not need much time to consider the very attractive opportunity for work you outlined to me on Friday. If such an offer
were confirmed by the Board of the Institute, I should accept with pleasure. I should like to have you realize that the chance
to widen the scope of our work under your personal advice and direction would be very attractive to me.
It would also mean a great deal to me to be able to bring Dr. Cunningham and Dr. Doan. Of Dr. Cunningham, I am sure that
his major and permanent interest is in research and we are now working together with the best type of arrrangement for joint
research, with an equal contribution of ideas. Beside which he has marked ability to organize and carry the mass of detail
of our experiments. Of Dr. Doan, as I told you, I think that his ultimate interest will be on the clinical side.