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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Herman M. Kalckar to Joshua Lederberg pdf (139,367 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Herman M. Kalckar to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (139,367 Bytes)
Date:
1957-07-12 (July 12, 1957)
Creator:
Kalckar, Herman M.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 11
Folder Number: 116
Unique Identifier:
BBAJYN
Accession Number:
16
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Kalckar, Herman & Kurahashi, Kiyoshi
Transcript:
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.
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[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
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.
Sincerely
Herman
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