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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Aaron Novick to Joshua Lederberg Annotation pdf (59,132 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Aaron Novick to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (59,132 Bytes)
Date:
1948
Creator:
Novick, Aaron
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Aaron Novick.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence B
Box Number: 7
Folder Number: 226
Unique Identifier:
BBAFQE
Accession Number:
8
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1947-1953
Folder: Novick, Aaron
Transcript:
1948
Dear Josh,
You time it well. Szilard is in the east and will be back that Thursday you plan on being here.
Your train will come in at the Union Station and I will be there to meet you. We can all have dinner together--then spend the evening talking. I thought of inviting over a few people.
I will arrange your bunks for Thursday night.
I've been playing with the phage properties of K-12 and will have a few data to show you. The 58-161 strain doesn't follow the B strain at all. It mutates with high frequency to 12 and 12,6.
Give our regards to Esther, and the Sachs' if you see them.
Aaron
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
Node: Novick, Aaron; Associate of Leo Szilard at University of Chicago
where we often visited him and Jane (from Madison);  I recall he was the
first 35-mm color slide enthusiast I knew, and we midly emulated him.
later biophysicist and dean at University of Oregon; cf Lanouette 
biography of Szilard; migrated from bomb physics to phage biology;
always independent minded, made important contributions with chemostat
to mutagenesis, period selection, bistable states (presumably based
on auto-induction of lac-permease;  They were the first to repeat and
confirm our report of crossing in ED. coli -- we were possibly introduced
by physicist Robert Sachs late in 1947.

KW: Szilard; K-12; E. coli B phage properties; meeting phage group
in Chicago; Robert Sachs;


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