Title: Signature and Salutation.
The second wife (married 1951) of the microbiologist who won the Nobel Prize in 1954 for cultivating polio viruses in tissue culture was, according to one biographer, "a constant source of support, participating socially and scientifically in the subsequent events of her husband's life." Printed color Christmas card, heavy stock 7¼" X 5" (closed), n.p., n.y. Near fine. Printed front cover depicts a watercolor New England fishing village scene, while inside panel bears a printed "Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" and "Doctor and Mrs. John F. Enders" printed in red. On the blank panel above this, she boldly pens "Warm greetings to you both / Carol and John Enders" in blue in. Although not noted, the recipient of this Christmas card was Basil O'Connor (1892-1972), FDR's well-known law partner. Interesting connection: The March of Dimes was founded by polio victim Franklin D. Roosevelt and O'Connor, and raised many millions to battle polio and vaccines such as Jonas Salk's -- hence it's appropriate there would have been cordial relations between the polio researcherEnders and polio crusader O'Connor. Unusual and interesting. Bookseller Inventory # 34803
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