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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Max Delbruck to Joshua Lederberg Annotation pdf (44,509 Bytes) ocr (168 Bytes)
Letter from Max Delbruck to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (44,509 Bytes)
Date:
1948-02-26 (February 26, 1948)
Creator:
Delbruck, Max
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Tobias Delbruck.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Genetics, Microbial
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence B
Box Number: 7
Folder Number: 206
Unique Identifier:
BBABCS
Accession Number:
2
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1947-1953
Folder: Monod, Jacques
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2005-06-03
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
Keywords: E. coli recombination; Priority1; kinetics; P-4

Vintage Max.  He refuses to believe or discuss my work until I do
kinetics.  Tom Nelson (P-52) tried to follow his advice, but we did
not have key of interrupted mating, or trying to distinguish kinetics
of different markers -- as led to Jacob/Wollman brilliant work.  Nor
did we then have the F+/F- mating types worked out.  So there was
certainly a point in trying to use his style of physical thinking;
but this was not very helpful.

See some Luria correspondence where he tries to reassure me about
that -- along with a cartoon about old fogies.  [but that's earlier,
Luria's letter of 3/26/47].

This is also carryover of Caltech/Beadle attitudes -- not invented here

jl 7/4/98  3/29/00