Harvey Cushing 1936 Typed Letter Signed – Concerning Nobel Prize in Chemistry


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Surgeon (1869–1939) who pioneered many modern neurosurgical techniques and investigated the functions of the pituitary gland.

Typed letter signed “Harvey Cushing”, 8.5 x 11, Yale University School of Medicine letterhead, September 26, 1936, 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 another letter from Cushing to Timm from the following week (we are offering that letter separately), Cushing mentions that he put forward the name Gilbert Lewis – Lewis was nominated 41 times for the Nobel Prize on Chemistry but never won it.

Folds, else fine.  RARE signature.