Lot n° 19
800 - 1000
CALVIN MELVIN (1911-1997). Biochimiste américain (Prix Nobel).
Signed letter, signed « Melvin Calvin », Director of Laboratoire des Biodynamiques chimiques, Berkeley, California 26 July 1978, to Carl DAVIS ; 2 pages in-4 format, typed letter, on letterhead “University of California”.
Thoughts on the future of the field of Chemistry, in honour of a professor of Physics who is celebrating his 100 year birthday. Chemistry has lost a bit of its prestige in respect to Physics and Biology. After a half-century of study of molecules, we are only now understanding the laws of valency and non-valency : this will be the challenge for the decades to come.
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