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Letter from Linus Pauling to Charles M. Apt. April 9, 1952.
Pauling writes to congratulate Apt on his new position at Amherst College and to invite Apt to spend a sabbatical year at
Caltech a few years from now. In so doing, Pauling notes that "In particular, the problem of the structure of nucleic acids
may just be developing into a stage of rapid progress; right now not much is being done, from the x-ray standpoint."
April 9, 1952
Mr. Charles M. Apt
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dear Mr. Apt:
Thank you for writing to me about your new position. I am pleased to learn that you are going to be teaching at Amherst;
this seems to me to be a very good way of getting started on your career as a nature investigator and teacher.
Perhaps you will be interested, in a few years, to consider the possibility of spending your sabbatical year in Pasadena.
I hope that our work will be in just as interesting a period after a few years as it is now. In particular, the problem
of the structure of nucleic acids may just be developing into a stage of rapid progress; right now not very much is being
done, from the x-ray standpoint.
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