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Letter from Herman M. Kalckar to Joshua Lederberg pdf (139,367 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Herman M. Kalckar to Joshua Lederberg
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1957-07-12 (July 12, 1957)
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
July 12, 1957
Dear Joshua,
I am going to Japan in October. In many ways I would of course think of stopping of [sic] at your place on the way. The National Science Found can't cover all the expenses. I will therefore have to think of giving lectures on the way to earn a couple of hundred extra dollars. After all I can't use Barbara's vacation money without taking her with me. She is in Woods Hole now taking Sussman's course in Shine molds. I may go to School of Biology, Johns Hopkins Univ. Bill McElroy has offered me a senior professorship. I am seriously thinking of going. I think a lot of Bill McElroy and the whole quality of the school which he is building up.
Kurahashi is now visiting Scientist with Hayaishi. We miss him but we see each other often. Right now I am studying Buddhist architecture in Japan. He gave me some books on the topic. JK is captivating. I also enjoyed reading Frank Lloyd Wright again. I must see his church in Wisconsin if I come in the fall.
We have often be [sic] talking about 'Gal 3' and I like to discuss it with you if I come this fall. Kiyoshi would like to come back to us or to Hopkins (I'll put pressure on McElroy). I like to see him do it or at least part of it. Discussing with George Cohen I have become relatively optimistic again that something decisive biochemically speaking might be demonstrated with this mutant, provided you still think that it is remarkable from a genetic point of view. Give us one day some temperature mutants of gal-, isolated ad modum Lederberg.
Huguette Szulmajshi's[?] yeast structures have given very interesting results too with respect to induction of this array of enzymes. I'll send you manuscripts very soon. It is a pleasure to have George Cohen here, great as a person and as a scientist.
Best regards to you and Esther.
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