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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Herman M. Kalckar to Joshua Lederberg pdf (101,130 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Herman M. Kalckar to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (101,130 Bytes)
Date:
1959-01-31 (January 31, 1959)
Creator:
Kalckar, Herman M.
Johns Hopkins University. McCollum-Pratt Institute
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Peter Laursen.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 11
Folder Number: 116
Unique Identifier:
BBAJZL
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:
Jan 31, 1959
Dear Josh
I have simply too much to tell you for a correspondence. I must have a quiet day with you either here or in Bethesda or in Pompeii!
Can you get me a transferase-less (96 for instance) which also has requirements for thymine and uridine? I have developed some ambitious plans for showing the role of RNA in the induction process and using our "galactose induced bacteriostasis" as a device. I am on the point of purchasing some expensive H3-uridine (1 conc[?] per mmol). The project can probably be performed on our (that is yours and Ester's[sic]) 3096 directly.
I'll send you within a fortnight a copy of a script for 'Nature' which actually summarizes our findings on 3096. A detailed script is also under preparation. I hate to publish but I guess that I'll have to justify my existence - - long hours in the lab - - are not recognized. Concerning the lack of gal.- - I feel very certain, espec. in 3099. We have not found any glucose, hexoseamine or [ . . . ]. Yet, I have contacted Jean [ . . . ] at M.G.H. He is an expert and I feel better if he can confirm our findings more or less completely before I challenge the Monod boys.
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
I realize from Kaplan that you must be very busy to setting up new quarters at Stanford.
Good wishes to both of you and hoping to see you soon.
Sincerely
Herman
P.S I may go to Vancouver in July. Perhaps I will visit the new quarters at Stanford provided you are there at that time.
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