Typed Letter, signed, dated September 28, 1940. Carl SANDBURG.

Typed Letter, signed, dated September 28, 1940.

Item #31588

"Dear Doctor Hench: The photograph of the Lafayette College ceremonial arrived. And I thank you for sending this momento of a rare and pleasant occasion. Sincerely yours, [signed] Carl Sandburg." Earlier that summer both Sandburg and Dr. Philip S. Hench were honored at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania: Sandburg was given an honorary degree and Hench, as a former graduate, was honored for his medical research at The Mayo Clinic. Ten years later, in 1950, Dr. Hench would be awarded a Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine shared with his colleague Edward Calvin Kendall and Polish-Swiss chemist Tadeus Reichstein for their “discoveries relating to the hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure, and biological effects.” Their work resulted in the effective treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and many inflammatory diseases that previously were not treatable. The brief letter is typed on Sandburg's Harbert, Michigan blind-stamped letterhead.

Price: $275.00

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