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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Avram Goldstein Annotation pdf (76,787 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Avram Goldstein
Description:
Response from Goldstein is typed on same page.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (76,787 Bytes)
Date:
1960
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Goldstein, Avram
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 10
Folder Number: 129
Unique Identifier:
BBAJAD
Accession Number:
13
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Goldstein, Avram
Transcript:
[HANDWRITTEN:] Avram --
Your ms. mentions a figure of $2400 as the stipend available to a medical student on fellowships? Is this present practice or a level you are trying to bring about? Isn't this very much more than the present level of advertised med. stu. fellowships e.g. via NIH school grants?
Joshua.
[TYPED:] Josh:
It is present practice, the actual level adopted by Exec Com last year -- i.e. on the basis of $300 per mo. full time. Since they actually work half-time for 9 months and full time for 2-3 mo., you get around $2100. My statement in the ms. was "more than $2000". I think the $300 full time basis is pitifully low, and less than we pay our beginning technicians. However it is about at the level of USPHS summer fellowships ($600 for 10 summer weeks).
Re your comments about degrees, any dept that gives a PhD can perfectly well have a combined degree program if it wants to. Provided there is no cutting
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of corners on standards, I dont [sic] think it is really an all-school matter. It would be good, however, to have a general PhD training in medical sciences, and here an all-school plan is obviously a good idea -- I had in mind perhaps something along the Harvard line.
A.
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: stipdends for medical student research assistants;

idea of degree in general medical sciences - refers to Harvard
-- did they have such a program?


jl 11/8/98