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Albert Einstein letter to John Galambos

Albert Einstein letter to John Galambos

Descriptive Summary

Title: Albert Einstein letter to John Galambos
Creator: Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Inclusive Dates: 1946 February 5
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2953
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

In an effort to be admitted to medical school in 1948, Dr. John Galambos wrote to Albert Einstein, who had been helpful to Jewish students in America. Dr. Einstein's reply left Galambos with little hope, indicating it was unlikely a Jewish boy would be admitted to a medical school in the South. However, Dr. Galambos proved Einstein wrong by graduating from Emory University Medical School and later becoming a renowned gastroenterologist.

Scope and Content

A letter (typed, in German, signed) written by Albert Einstein dated February 5, 1946 with accompanying mailing envelope. In the letter, Einstein is conferring with John Galambos about prospects for obtaining a scholarship to medical school.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Albert Einstein letter to John Galambos, ms2953, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Galambos, John
Jews -- Georgia -- History.
Medicine -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc.
Physicians -- Correspondence.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: ms2891, Albert Einstein letter.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

VB26Letter, 1946 February 5