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Alexis Carrel

Nobel Prize many scientific innovations credited to him

SUMMARY: This is a typed letter signed by Alexis Carrel on Rockefeller Institute letterhead: Price$650.00


Alexis carrel signed letter on Rockefeller Institute Letterhead

Alexis Carrel (1873-1944). French-born, American 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 are scarce.

The item will be come with a letter of authenticity as to its origin, history and authenticity.


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