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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
[Diary entry by Lederberg upon hearing he had won the Nobel Prize] Annotation pdf (132,690 Bytes) trs (4,000 Bytes)
[Diary entry by Lederberg upon hearing he had won the Nobel Prize]
Transcript provided by Joshua Lederberg.
Description:
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (132,690 Bytes)
Date:
1958-10-26 (October 26, 1958)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
Transduction, Plasmids, and the Foundation of Biotechnology
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: No Epoch
Metadata Record [Typed transcript of diary entry by Lederberg upon hearing he had won the Nobel Prize] (October 26, 1958) pdf (103,478 Bytes) ocr (4,301 Bytes)
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Original File Name:
Nobel (4,000 Bytes)
Box Number: 3
Folder Number: 7
Unique Identifier:
BBAKZD
Accession Number:
27
Document Type:
Memoirs
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
text/plain
Physical Condition:
Fair
Series: Biography, 1904-1999
SubSeries: Awards and Honors, 1953-1998
SubSubSeries: The Nobel Prize
Folder: General, 1958 [1 of 3]
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2005-07-07
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: Nobel, diary entry; compare Landsteiner reaction.;
see Peyton Rous' memoir on Landsteiner appended;
[Obituary Notices of Fellows of The Royal Society 1945-1948  Vol.V
  Karl Landsteiner 1868-1943 by Peyton Rous    page 307]

  The doubting habit never made Landsteiner a cynic, though now and
again it found personal application.  In 1930 the news that he had won
the Nobel Prize was blared in all the afternoon papers and a shower of
journalistic announcements, queries and comments came down upon him
at the laboratory; yet this was wholly unconvincing to him.  A friend
who called at his home that evening to congratulate him found the
family reading quietly, secure from telephone or radio, as if all
unaware.  And unaware his wife and son actually were, for Landsteiner
had not mentioned the prize lest later they be disappointed concerning
it.;
                                           
jl 1/23/99;  2/14/99  4/19/00