SIMON FLEXNER, PATHOLOGIST, TYPED LETTER SIGNED AS DIRECTOR OF THE ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH TO FRANCIS BOAS FATHER OF AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGY, one page, 8 x 11, on "The Rockefeller Institute For Medical Research" letterhead, February 24, 1933, to Franz Boas, father of American Anthropology, In part: "Dear Professor Boas: It was very thoughtful of you to send me a copy of your son's book on 'The Heart Rate," with the accompanying letter...When I have time to read the book...for I am not an expert in the field...Yours sincerely, Simon Flexner." Fold lines and age toning, otherwise in fine condition.
SIMON FLEXNER (1863-1946) Physician, scientist, administrator, and professor of experimental pathology at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as the first director of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1901-35) and a trustee of Rockefeller Foundation. He known for his studies into poliomyelitis and the development of serum treatment for meningitis. First to describe Flexner-Wintersteiner rosettes, a characteristic finding in retinoblastoma, a type of cancer.
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