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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Peter Medawar to Joshua Lederberg pdf (54,216 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Peter Medawar to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
Peter
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (54,216 Bytes)
Date:
1960-10-24 (October 24, 1960)
Creator:
Medawar, Peter
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Charles Medawar.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 12
Folder Number: 98
Unique Identifier:
BBAKVT
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: Medawar, Peter
Transcript:
24 Oct 60
Dear Joshua,
I was absolutely delighted to get your telegram - and do please make an opportunity to thank Dr. Kornberg too. If you have time, please dictate a short letter or memorandum entitled Hints for the Behavior of Nobel Prizemen -- with reference of course to the ceremonies in Stockholm.
I may say that this award is a tremendous moral boost to me -- the work on transplantation antigens is agonizingly slow and frustrating, and at times I have felt that the water would close finally over my head. So I'm utterly delighted -- with only the omissions of Ray Owen's and Billingham-and-Breats[?] names to make one regret the peremptory and arbitrary nature of these awards.
I am dreading the moment when I shall have finished writing letters to my friends -- and start on the others (so far 5.5 x 10 [squared] letters). If this letter is a bit incoherent, it's because I'm still somewhat dazed.
Very best wishes.
Yours ever,
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2009-06-23
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