Lot #153
Harvey Cushing Typed Letter Signed

Cushing makes a Nobel nomination: "I'll take a flier at Gilbert Lewis who certainly deserves the award if anyone does"
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Estimate: $800+

Description

Cushing makes a Nobel nomination: "I'll take a flier at Gilbert Lewis who certainly deserves the award if anyone does"

Surgeon (1869-1939) who pioneered many modern neurosurgical techniques and investigated the functions of the pituitary gland. TLS, one page, 6.75 x 8.5, Yale University School of Medicine letterhead, October 6, 1936. Letter to Professor John A. Timm of the Yale Chemistry department, concerning the nomination for that year's Nobel Prize. In part: "I'll take a flier at Gilbert Lewis who certainly deserves the award if anyone does. I was sorry not to have been at the Trumbull gathering the other night, but I have been rather hobbled. I shall hope to be more regular in attendance this coming year than I have heretofore been." In fine condition. Gilbert Lewis, best known for his discovery of the covalent bond and his concept of electron pairs, was nominated 41 times for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry—but never won it.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021





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