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Paul Ehrlich (1854–1915), pathologist; father of chemotherapy; Nobel laureate. A.L.S., “PE”, Frankfurt, 8 October, n. y. [1901?], 2 pp. 4to. To a highly esteemed and dear friend, whom he requests to intercede for Dr. [Artur] Pappenheim, “who is aiming to achieve professorship at your faculty”. Ehrlich recommends the haematologist “as a truly assiduous man, full of enthusiasm for science, who has produced exceptional work in the fields of blood and color. His latest book about pigments [i. e., Grundriß der Farbchemie zum Gebrauch bei mikroskopischen Arbeiten, Berlin 1901], of which I read the proofs, is an excellent achievement […] A few days ago I visited Berlin for 12 hours (in re foot-and-mouth disease) […] I spoke to Koch for only a minute […] He struck me as good-looking and also good-tempered […]”.