Therese Brosse, M.D., ]t, square Rapp,
Ffcril, p , France,
March 16, 1*9
To Professor Pitirira A. Sot 3 Cliff Street, Winchester, Massachusetts,
(Till you kindly excuse this really too long delayed answer to your letter. I am at present in charge of the prof-ramme on War Handicapped Children in the Education Deportment of Unesco and overloaded with work vor^y difficult to carry out beoause of administrative obstacles.
Op to now, I thou^lit it was my duty to stay hero striving to improve the educational lot of children. However, the research work you mention in your letter is the very thing I am interested in and little by little I am beginning to realize that 1 should devote all my efforts to it. I examined with Professor Meyer, of "college oe France",whether it would be possible to oarry out auoh experimental research work at the same time as my activities in Unesco. It appears that my research work would really suffer too much in this case. I therefore would prefer to devote my full time to my researches in the field which interests us both.
In view of the importance and urjenoy of our work, I have even decided to slve up my present position in Ur.esco in a few months' time if you think it advisable that I should join your Research Center at Harvard for any length of time on which you would agree. The amount of money for my fare to the states and my living expenses would perhaps not be very much over the expense borne by your fund in the material organization of a laboratory in France and the cost of assistantJhip which I would need if I had to earn my living at the same tiws. Formerly, when I' carried out my experiments, 1 used Jjp earn my livin? dith my private prAtice as a coiieultant in a health resor* for five months of the year and this left me free to devote the rest of my'timo to my research work. Since ths war I have had to give up such an arrangement as I had to-brr.vel on mission for the French Ministry of Public Health and later unesco.
As to the work itself, I intend to registeri the eleotroencephalograrome, the "chronaxie percutanee", the basic metabolism and the lonisations of the environmental air while people are concentrating their mind with special states of consciousness. In fact, what the yogis call "prana" is a dynamio power which seems to have connections with electric*fllKij|fr and could possibly be registered this way, I plan thinking more deeply about those prospects and will let you know-'iti more detail what I shall undertake.
As my contract with Unesco may be renewed on the 1st of April, would you kindly cable me, whether you see any possibility of my going to the States to work in your center or whether it is more advisable to remain in France, Your answer will enable me to fix the len'.-th of time I shall remain with Unesco In renewing my contract,