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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Karl Paul Link Annotation pdf (78,815 Bytes) ocr (2,290 Bytes)
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Karl Paul Link
Number of Image Pages:
1 (78,815 Bytes)
Date:
1959-01-15 (January 15, 1959)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Link, Karl Paul
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 12
Folder Number: 54
Unique Identifier:
BBAKPJ
Accession Number:
18
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Link, Karl Paul
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2005-07-19
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
Node: Link, Karl Paul; professor of biochemistry at U-Wisconsin;
very helpful to me in late 40's when I consulted him about synthesis
of B-nitophenly galactoside; and he assigned Saul Roseman to it;
See his Harvey lectures re a/c the discovery of dicoumarol in spoiled
sweet clover; a great narrative in clinical discovery;
I recall I was in his office the day he had reports from Malta about
use of dicoumarol as a rodenticide. He feared no one would take rat
poison as a medicine.  I reassured him; and anyhow that might save even
more lives;  great showman!  In the end warfarin itself became the
standard anticoagulant;

KW:  He'd been rather derisive to me about the Nobel Prize; I should
have realized he was a worthy candidate himself!  His work certainly
saved enough lives;

jl  8/27/01