Lot #186
Harvey Cushing Typed Letter Signed

Cushing seeks help in putting forward "a nomination of a candidate for the Nobel Prize for 1937"
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Estimate: $1000+

Description

Cushing seeks help in putting forward "a nomination of a candidate for the Nobel Prize for 1937"

Surgeon (1869-1939) who pioneered many modern neurosurgical techniques and investigated the functions of the pituitary gland. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 11, Yale University School of Medicine letterhead, September 26, 1936. Letter to Professor John A. Timm of the Yale Chemistry department, in full: "I have just received one of those requests from the Nobel Committee for Chemistry asking for a nomination of a candidate for the Nobel Prize for 1937. I suppose it’s proper to reply, but I know so little about what is going on in chemistry that I must turn to my friends for a suggestion. Can you help me out with one?" In fine condition, with faint toning and light edge creasing. Cushing would suggest Gilbert Lewis, who was nominated 41 times for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry—but never won it.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021





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