October 28, 2011

Robert. A Buchanan, MD - July 4, 1975

Dear Mrs. Gottlieb,

Although you and I have never met, I want to tell you how sorry I am about the loss of Jeff. He was both an Excellent scientist and a warm-hearted person.

Jeff performed some of the very first human studies with a new anti-viral drug, adenine arabinoside. His work was truly pioneering. Just a few days ago we learned that this drug will cure patients with herpes virus infections of the brain, patients who would otherwise die or be severely damaged. This news come too late to tell Jeff but his work will save countless lives in the decades ahead.

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Robert Buchanan
Park Davis & Co.

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