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Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Stephen Juhasz pdf (60,780 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Stephen Juhasz
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1958-04-16 (April 16, 1958)
Lederberg, Joshua
Juhasz, Stephen
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Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 11
Folder Number: 114
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Juhasz, Istvan (Stephen)
April 16, 1958
Dear Dr. Juhasz:
I am pleased to learn that you are comfortably settled now after your harrowing experiences.
Please do not think for a moment that I have anything but the highest regard and sympathy for your work. I have been extremely busy this past year with the organization of a new department of medical genetics; also I was away in Australia for several months on a Fulbright visit.
There is not much more that we can report no on L forms. Our attempts to use them for genetic transduction have been unsuccessful, and with this my main interest in them.
You have probably seen McQuillen's recent note in Nature. As a semantic contribution it is futile but his point is well taken - restated, that the cell wall of gram-positive bacteria is simpler than in gram-negative. Your photographs are quite elegant, but if there is a residual wall it might be masked by the failure of the protoplast to retract from it. Their sections would be a useful approach. Still I hope you publish them.
If there is no chance of meeting you sooner, I hope we will have an opportunity during the International Genetics Congress in August. If I can get back from the Microbiology Congress and other business in Stockholm in time, my wife and I will be there.
Yours sincerely,
Joshua Lederberg
P.S. Reprints will be sent you when they arrive.
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