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The Oswald T. Avery Collection

Further Readings

[Avery at his desk]. [ca. 1950].
Web Resources

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. 1947 Winner Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research. The Lasker Foundation.
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Manuscript Collections

The National Library of Medicine. History of Medicine Division. Finding Aid to the Oswald T. Avery Collection, 1912-2005.

The Rockefeller Archive Center. Oswald T. Avery Papers, 1913-1983.
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Tennessee State Library and Archives. Finding Aid to the Oswald Theodore Avery Papers, 1867-1970.
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Severs, Vesta-Nadine, and Jim Whiting. Oswald Avery and the Story of DNA. Bear, DE: Mitchell Lane, 2002.

Maas, Werner. Gene Action: A Historical Account. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Hunter, Graeme K. Vital Forces: The Discovery of the Molecular Basis of Life. San Diego: Academic Press, 2000.

McCarty, Maclyn. The Transforming Principle: Discovering that Genes are Made of DNA. New York: W. W. Norton, 1985.

Dubos, René J. The Professor, the Institute, and DNA. New York: Rockefeller University Press, 1976.


Hotchkiss, Rollin D. "The Identification of Nucleic Acids as Genetic Determinants." The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 325 (1979): 321-342.

"Miracles Born of Curiosity -- Payoff of 'Useless' Research." Chicago Sun-Times, July 26, 1981.

Russell, Nicholas. "Oswald Avery and the Origin of Molecular Biology." British Journal for the History of Science 21 (1988): 393-400.

Amsterdamska, Olga. "From Pneumonia to DNA: The Research Career of Oswald T. Avery." Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences 24 (1993): 1-40.

Austrian, Robert. "Oswald T. Avery: The Wizard of York Avenue." The American Journal of Medicine 107 (1999): 7-11.

Lederberg, Joshua. "The Dawning of Molecular Genetics." Trends in Microbiology 8, no. 5 (May 2000): 194-195.