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SUMMARY: This is a typed letter
signed by Alexis Carrel on Rockefeller Institute letterhead:
Alexis Carrel (1873-1944).
Physician & Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (1912).
Typed Letter Signed, one page, octavo, October 8, 1937, on
official "THE ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH"
letterhead, New York. A short letter arranging a meeting with
a colleague. Signed: "Yours very sincerely, Alexis Carrel".
Carrel began experimental work
in surgery at Lyons in 1902, but in 1904 he went to Chicago and
in 1905 worked in the Department of Physiology in the University
of Chicago under Professor G. N. Stewart. In 1906 he was attached
to the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York,
as an Associate Member, becoming a Full Member in 1912. In this
Institute he carried out most of the experiments which earned
him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912.carrel
was the first surgeon to suture blood vessels together and he
was interested in organ perfusion and tissue culture.
Charles Lindbergh the famous
aviator worked in Carrel's lab and together they built the first
perfusion pump to keep tissues and organs outside the body.The
relationship between Carrel and Lindbergh lasted for many years
and is the subject of a recently published book, The Immortalists
by David M. Friedman.
A nice letter on the letterhead
from the institution where he obtained the Nobel Prize. Normal
aging, folds, pencil notation in another's hand on upper right,
otherwise in fine condition. A nice example and Carrel letters
The item will be come with a
letter of authenticity as to its origin, history and authenticity.