H. Laughlin letter to C. Schneider acknowledging honorary degree from the University of Heidelberg
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H. Laughlin letter to C. Schneider acknowledging honorary degree from the University of Heidelberg
Image 1221 May 28th, 1936. Dr. Carl Schneider, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. My dear Dr. Schneider, I acknowledge with deep gratitude the receipt of your letter of May 16th in which you state that the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Heidelberg intends to confer upon me the degree of Doctor of Medicine h.c. on the occasion of its 550th jubilee-year 27th -30th of June, 1936, I stand ready to accept this very high honor. Its bestowal will give me particular gratification, coming as it will from a university deep rooted in the life history of the German people, and a university which has been both a reservoir and a fountain of learning for more than half a millennium[sic]. To me this honor will be doubly valued because it will come from a nation which for many centuries nurtured the human seed-stock which later founded my own country and thus gave basic character to our present lives and institutions. I regret more than I can say that the shortness of time before the jubilee-date makes it impossible for me to arrange to leave my duties at Cold Spring Harbor to visit Heidelberg, to participate in the ceremony and to receive this highly honored diploma in person. With highest regards, Very respectfully yours, HARRY HAMILTON LAUGHLIN In Charge of the Eugenics Record Office, Carnegie Institute of Washington, Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, N.Y. [end]

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