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The Fred L. Soper Papers

Title:
Letter from Leona Baumgartner to Fred L. Soper pdf (61,041 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Leona Baumgartner to Fred L. Soper
Number of Image Pages:
1 (61,041 Bytes)
Date:
1966-05-17 (May 17, 1966)
Creator:
Baumgartner, Leona
Recipient:
Soper, Fred L.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Leprosy
Financial Support
Exhibit Category:
Retirement
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Fred L. Soper to Leona Baumgartner (May 20, 1966) pdf (326,208 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/VVBBJS.pdf
Box Number:
14
Unique Identifier:
VVBBJR
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1922-1976
SubSeries: A - Co
Folder: Ba - Bi, 1947-1976
Transcript:
May 17, 1966
Dear Fred:
There is a strange dermatologist by the name of Herman Goodman who was in the Health Department for many years. He has an idea that I can do anything!
He has a foundation* which he says has money up in the six figures. The trustees are bankers, but apparently do what he tells them. He is looking for something to give the money away so inheritance taxes do not eat it up. His idea is that he would like to give a prize to the man who finally establishes the organism that causes leprosy. He wants to do something about leprosy because of his interest in dermatology and because on his many travels throughout the world, he believes it to be one of the greatest unsolved problems.
I suggested the Gorgas Group and said I would investigate if there would be any interest in the idea. Or, would you have any counter suggestions about what could be done in the leprosy field. I am to meet him and possibly his trustees some time the weeks of the 23rd or 30th of May.
I will appreciate any ideas you can give me,
Sincerely yours,
Leona Baumgartner, M.D.
[Handwritten note:] Called I think the Herman Goodman Foundation.
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