Flexner was director of the Rockefeller Institute from 1901 to 1935. This letter responds to Sabin's question about how
to budget for the publication costs of colored illustrations in her scientific articles, with comments about her new research
fellow, Lawrence Kubie.
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1927-06-28 (June 28, 1927)
Sabin, Florence R.
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Florence R. Sabin Papers
Reproduced with permission of the American Philosophical Society.
At the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1925-1938
Letter from Florence R. Sabin to Simon Flexner (June 24, 1927)
Flexner, Simon, Folder #3
June 28, 1927
Dear Dr. Sabin:
I have your letter of June 24. I am sorry that I did not see you before I left New York on the 20th. I decided rather suddenly
to go off with Helen and William, who were motoring to Chocorua, and then had to rush to get away. I meant to see you, Doan
and some others to say goodbye and to wish you a very good summer. I do hope that you will have a happy and refreshing one,
which you have more than earned.
I had a very nice note from Doan. It was a great pleasure to have it. He is an able and nice young man and should go very
Now about the colored plates. There is no difficulty whatever in your having what you need. I should not transfer the budget
saving. It is better to let it revert, which is the rule, and to deal with plate costs as they arise. The Journal always
pays part of the cost. The reason I thought you should know about and deal with Kubie's plates was that I thought them
excessive and not critically chosen. Hereafter, I think he should get your consent in having colored drawings made with a
view to publication. Your budget pays the cost of the drawing, whether it is used or not.
I shall read Kubie's papers with much interest. I am confident that he will improve greatly in writing up and presenting
his material under your guidance.
Now do have a very enjoyable summer. I am asking Miss van der Osten to copy this letter on the typewriter and send it to