Kornberg and other enzymologists were aided in their work by researchers at the Anheuser-Busch brewery, who provided supplies
of "cleaned" yeast for use as enzyme sources, as illustrated by this letter.
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1948-12-23 (December 23, 1948)
Holt, Kenneth E.
Original Repository: Stanford University Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Arthur Kornberg Papers
Reproduced with permission of Arthur Kornberg.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
From Physician to Enzyme Hunter, 1942-1953
December 23, 1948
Dear Mr. Holt:
Your letter of December 20 and the shipment of dried brewers yeast arrived this morning. As many times before, we are amazed
and gratified by the extreme cooperativeness and efficiency of your organization. I might mention that only two weeks ago
we processed in our own laboratory some ale yeast obtained locally. The job of washing and drying this yeast consumed the
facilities of our single cold room and over a week's time at a cost which far exceeded $100 and with a yield of only five
pounds of yeast. I mention this to emphasize our gratitude in having this large and excellent quantity of yeast which you
prepared for us. I am terribly sorry that under Government regulations it would be impossible to cover the additional costs
that you sustained in preparing this yeast, and I hope that on future occasions you will make an estimate large enough to
cover this deficiency.
With many thanks again for the great assistance that you have been to us.