D O C U M E N T 1 5 1 F E B R U A R Y 1 9 2 8 1 5 7 151. From Heinrich Zangger [Zurich, after 18 February 1928][1] Dear Einstein, What’s going on in Celerina?[2] It’s not good. We had definitely planned for this vacation to last at least six months, during which nothing disturbing was supposed to happen. I hear only through my wife[3] that Dr. Bezzola[4] is very concerned if your daughter, after barely 1 ½ months is already in contact with the old groups and interests, suggestions, memories, worries, and, so that the cure building her up is not endangered or disturbed by well-meaning sympathy, I would like to inform you that he didn’t want to continue working with her, because it would all become pointless, as for example in the case of a toxicosis when someone once again sup- plies, out of sympathy, the old toxic substances. Dear friend, what can I do? I also believe that Dr. Bezzola is absolutely right, but sometimes one cannot stop women’s instinctive drive to help,[5] and, e.g., if they are nearby during operative procedures, they cause the greatest difficulties and Bezzola is now carrying out a slow operation of that kind. I have the impression that the rapport is good, but in six weeks a beginning has just been made and then the condition emerged slowly and was recently crowned by a laparotomy operation and an allergic reaction to levulose[6]— Thus a change in the colloids is slow—dear Einstein, and the colloids of living beings always take more time, after all, they also developed slowly. So, dear Einstein, how shall we do this, how shall we do this? In the meantime, kind regards Zangger
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