D O C U M E N T 2 8 4 J U L Y 1 9 2 2 2 2 1 a few points of my report. My joining the committee did not give rise to any criti- cism that reached my ears rather, I recognized the circumstances described in the letter along a more indirect route. The situation over here is such that a Jew is better served[5] by acting with restraint in all public things. I also have to admit that I do not feel like representing those who would certainly not elect me as their represen- tative and with whom I do not concur on the issues concerned in the present case.[6] There can be no question of any direct animosity toward me by local intellectuals. Here my friend Struck’s temperament ran away with him. With great respect. 282. From Bernardo Attolico[1] Geneva, 12 July 1922 [Not selected for translation.] 283. From Sanehiko Yamamoto No. 1 1-chome Atogoshita-cho, Shibaku, Tokyo, Japan [between 12 July and 8 August 1922][1] [Not selected for translation.] 284. To Otto Gradenwitz Berlin, 13 July 1922 Esteemed Colleague, The history of the discovery of X-rays is not known to me precisely enough for me to be able to pass reliable judgment on the subject.[1] I know that Mr. Lenard[2] raises some priority claims in this regard but do not know any physicist who finds them legitimate. In my view, such priority issues should generally be given little significance, especially considering that the factor of chance plays such an impor- tant role in the history of discoveries. Thank you for sending me the pretty little card with the true Italian gesture. Very respectfully.
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