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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Frank Stodola to Joshua Lederberg Annotation pdf (77,243 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Frank Stodola to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (77,243 Bytes)
Date:
1945-07-05 (July 5, 1945)
Creator:
Stodola, Frank
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Steve Stodola.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence A
Box Number: 6
Folder Number: 67
Unique Identifier:
BBAFIS
Accession Number:
8
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1925-1947
Folder: Stodola, Frank
Transcript:
July 5, 1945
Dear Joshua:
I'm glad to hear you came through the first year without any soars. But you shouldn't have worked so hard on your vacation. Vacations have a definite biological function just like sleep.
If you do have to work, though, I am glad to see that it is on mold. They are fascinating little creatures, aren't they? I agree that microbiology would be a good place to make use of your wide knowledge and training. Be sure you get that M.D. degree. It will be your key to the medical research institutes where you will probably want to work later since they are well endowed.
We are still working on penicillin although we are bringing our work to a close by fall. The structure is not known yet for certainty by we are getting very close. Production is a huge problem; in fact there will soon be a surplus.
Things are going very well with me. I like
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my job very much. I was recently promoted to a P-5 and with the recent increase for federal employees I now make almost as much as a good plumber which isn't bad for a scientist.
Write again when you get time. I'm always interested in what you are doing.
Sincerely,
Frank Stodola
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2005-04-15
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: penicillin structure and production;

again, sustained encouragement and friendly advice

jl  9/13/98