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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Gordon Allen Annotation pdf (60,072 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Gordon Allen
Number of Image Pages:
1 (60,072 Bytes)
Date:
1949-07-19 (July 19, 1949)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Allen, Gordon
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Genetics, Microbial
Research
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence B
Box Number: 6
Folder Number: 90
Unique Identifier:
BBAAGS
Accession Number:
1
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1947-1953
Folder: Allen, Gordon
Transcript:
July 19, 1949.
Dear Mr. Allen:
I have your postcard. The Union had available a room for the night of Aug. 1 only, but it should be easy to find accomodations for you further, wither at the Union, via cancellations, or elsewhere.
Frankly, I don't see how it would be possible to plan, much less initiate, experiments on maningococci in several days. However, if you have some definite ideas in mind, and have collected the necessary strains, do bring them along.
In a brief visit, I had thought that we might accomplish a discussion of the present status of bacterial genetics, with special reference to virulence, and that if you were interested, you might go through an experiment or two with E. Coli to gain some experience with our techinques. It would take at least a couple of months to get a substantial project under way, especially with an organism which we had not previously handled. We could discuss the possibility of pursuing seriously that kind of problem at a later date, at our meeting next month. This limited agenda may not meet with your expectations, but if I do not hear from you to the contrary, I shall expect to see you.
To help you plan your itinerary, I enclose a local RR timetable. I will be glad to meet your train if you write the necessary details.
Sincerely,
Joshua Lederberg.
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW:  meningococcus;

planning his visit.  He eventually wants to study virulence
in meningococcus

jk

11/30/98