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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from F. M. Burnet to Joshua Lederberg pdf (85,654 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from F. M. Burnet to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (85,654 Bytes)
Date:
1960-11-07 (November 7, 1960)
Creator:
Burnet, F. M.
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the University of Melbourne.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 9
Folder Number: 106
Unique Identifier:
BBAHAH
Accession Number:
12
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Burnet, F. M.
Transcript:
Dear Josh
Many thanks for your congratulations and also for the letter which arrived a little before the bomb burst and which for obvious reasons I haven't got round to answering. In fact I am using the stimulus of your questions as an aid to writing my [ . . . ] lecture. [ . . . ] is leaving the theoretical side to me and I am trying once more to get my ideas clear as to what self-recognition amounts to. My [ . . . ] is probably going to be that immunological self recognition and I believe the subsequent development on that basis of auto-infectious community is part of the whole process of morphogenesis and of morphological and functional homeostasis that is needed to keep a complex multicellular organism as a going concern. I shall send you a free copy of the lecture when I have it [...] up as the best way of answering your letter.
We leave for Stockholm on Dec. 1st and are taking the 2 daughters as well as [...] is now working well in the lab--our immunogenetic work on the CAM [...] reaction is running nicely as Gus may have told
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[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
you.
So far things found [...] one major [ . . . ] in our inbred material [ . . . ]. There are certainly minor factors as well but the 3 main ones dominate the results.
Warmest regards to you both
Mac
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2011-08-03
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