38.  

Wilder D. Bancroft to Orlando F. Scott, 11 February 1933, 1933-53 and undated box, professional correspondence, Wilder D. Bancroft Papers, Cornell University Archives.

39.  

Wilder D. Bancroft and George H. Richter, "The Chemistry of Anesthesia," Journal of Physical Chemistry 35 (1931): 224.

40.  

Bancroft to Scott, 11 February 1933. The most serious of the objections Bancroft here alludes to was the question of how anesthetics could produce their effect when present in nervous tissue in minute concentrations. Bancroft thought he had the answer: a slightly acidified albumin sol, treated with sodium sulphate until it was on the verge of precipitating, would begin to flocculate with the addition of one drop of alcohol or chloral hydrate. In much the same way, he supposed, the electrolytes normally present in nerve cells kept protoplasmic colloids in a "critical state," ready to coagulate in the presence of extremely small amounts of a flocculating agent. See Bancroft and Richter, "The Chemistry of Anesthesia," 226-27.

41.  

Fourteen articles by Bancroft and his associates appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 16-20 (1930-34); eleven others were published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry 35-36 (1931-32).

42.  

Wilder D. Bancroft and G. H. Richter, "Reversible Coagulation in Living Tissue," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 17 (1931): 294.

43.  

New York Times, 6 February 1933, 17.

44.  

"Awards and Recognitions in Chemistry and Medicine," Journal of the American Medical Association 100 (4 March 1933): 667.

45.  

Chauncey D. Leake, "Sodium Thiocyanate (Rhodanate) and the Theory of Agglomeration," Journal of the American Medical Association 100 (4 March 1933): 682.

46.  

Ibid., 683.

47.  

D. P. Morgan to Wilder D. Bancroft, 18 February 1933 and 2 March 1933; Bancroft to Morgan, 22 February 1933, all in 1933-53 and undated box, professional correspondence, Wilder D. Bancroft Papers, Cornell University Archives.

48.  

Wilder D. Bancroft, Esther C. Farnham, and John E. Rutzler, Jr., "One Aspect of the Longevity Problem," Science 81 (1935): 152.



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