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March 4, 1950


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Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Frankfurt am Main-Süd 10, American Zone, Germany.

JAMA. 1950;142(9):670. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910270060020

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To the Editor:—  The existence of the research institutes founded for Paul Ehrlich is endangered. In spite of serious difficulties, we have succeeded in maintaining the Staatliche Anstalt für experimentelle Therapie, the present Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, and the Chemotherapeutisches Forschungsinstitut Georg-Speyer-Haus during periods of revolutionary changes and in making it possible for the institutions to continue in their tasks. Even after destruction of large sections of the buildings, work proceeded. However, our hope that after the war these worldrenowned research institutes would approach a new age has not been fulfilled yet.The conditions of the postwar period were such that we could not reestablish the work of Paul Ehrlich. All means to rebuild the destroyed sections of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut were lacking, and the foundation funds of the Chemotherapeutisches Forschungsinstitut Georg-Speyer-Haus have been almost wiped out by deficit and currency reform.To save the existence and preserve the activity of the institutions from

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