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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Letter from Herman M. Kalckar to Joshua Lederberg pdf (89,221 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Herman M. Kalckar to Joshua Lederberg
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1956-10-03 (October 3, 1956)
Kalckar, Herman M.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Lederberg, Joshua
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Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 11
Folder Number: 116
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Kalckar, Herman & Kurahashi, Kiyoshi
Oct 3, 1956
Thanks for your nice letter. I am lecturing at Harvard Biological Lab on Oct 19 but will be back around noon Saturday Oct 20. Please, leave words with Barbara concing [sic] that weekend.
Concering [sic] terminology I have an article ready (almost) for Physiol. Rev. in which I use the terminology URPPgal, URPPP, Pgal et. Everybody talked me out of it for the galactosemia articles. But I am going back to this terminology which is more descriptive. It is just a little difficult to say URPPgal, URPPGlu in a lecture.
You were interested in a t-epimerase-less bug. I have a place which may work. Grow pneumococcus XIV in anti XIV serum in the absence of galactose. Whatever grows diffuse is subcultured in anti XIV in gal. free mat.[?] and in galt. In the first case one should again get diffuse growth in the latter case agglutin. This is an old Avery trick. Heidelberger confirmed that XIV has lot's [sic] of galactose in the capsule and that it is the terminal sugar.
Mme le dorteur Huguette Szulmajisti[?] has joined us. She has a lot of interesting yeast mutants. One is a double mutant; another a pyrimidine-less. Both of them could be very useful. -- Our institute has initiated a new travelling plan which might appeal to universities without money. We are not permitted to let the universities pays [sic] us even if they want to. Any invitation to lecture at a university will be payed [sic] by Mr. Foelsom. This applies to expenses. It's strange to see socialization of us come from a republican government!
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