- Bill from Union Oil Company of California for $11.03 [LP Biographical: Business and Financial 4.059, folder 59.3]
- Itinerary: LP goes from Pittsburgh to Chicago, arrives 10:10AM. Leaves Chicago for Lost Angeles at 11:55PM [Filed under LP Travel Materials: 1932-1954: Box #1.001 Folder #1.7]
- Itinerary: Willard Gibbs Medal Award dinner, Furniture Club of America, Chicago [Filed under LP Travel Materials: 1932-1954: Box #1.001 Folder #1.7]
- Letter from Alden H. Emery, Executive Secretary, to Board of Directors. RE: Informs them of the meeting time and place of the next meeting. [Filed under LP Science: American Chemical Society: Correspondence, 1949-1950: Box #14.005 Folder #5.1]
- Letter from George Burch to LP. [Letters from LP to Burch May 10, 1949, May 25, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #33.8, file:(Burch, George 1943, 1949-1954, 1960, 1966-1970, 1973, 1982, 1986)]
THE TULANE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA
NEW ORLEANS 13
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
May 20, 1949
Dear Dr. Pauling:
I have your letter of May 10 concerning additional sickle cell anemia blood. There are several points that are not clear.
Do you wish 1000 cc. sent at one time or would, it be satisfactory to send units of 100 cc. as the patients appear in the hospital? What is the smallest unit which would be satisfactory for your work? As you know, some of these patients are children and are suffering from anemia, making it therefore impossible to bleed them too much at one time.
How should this be shipped? Do you have containers which you can send to us or should we purchase a certain type ourselves? Must the blood be stored in a cool atmosphere or will the temperatures which might be encountered on an airplane alter the blood unduly? The answers to these and other questions which might come to your mind would be helpful before we begin shipments. We could send the blood via Air Express, which would put it in your hands early the next morning, if it left New Orleans around noon. Are there any times when you wish to receive the shipments and other times when it would not be advisable, such as on weekends or holidays?
I have already discussed this problem with other members of the Department, and I am sure we can supply you with shipments of blood. We shall look through our files to find the patients with active sickle cell anemia in New Orleans and call them in for donations.
I am certainly happy to know that your work is going along so nicely and surely we would like to do anything we can to help this project. As soon as we have the answers to the above questions, I will see that shipments begin immediately. Best wishes to you and Mrs. Pauling and your family.
G. E. BURCH, M. D.
Dr. Linus Pauling
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena 4, California
- Letter to LP from Dr. A.H. Parmelee stating that there are difficulties in getting blood from children with sickle cell anemia, mainly that they could only obtain 100 cc of blood per child, so it would take a long time to get enough to study. He suggests they study adults, but states if they have a plan to make the study of children feasible, they would be glad to help. [Letters from LP to Dr. A. H. Parmelee May 10, 1949, and May 30, 1949] [Filed under LP Correspondence: #312.14]