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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Albert B. Sabin Annotation pdf (60,800 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Albert B. Sabin
Number of Image Pages:
1 (60,800 Bytes)
Date:
1956-08-17 (August 17, 1956)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Sabin, Albert B.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 13
Folder Number: 141
Unique Identifier:
BBAMCJ
Accession Number:
19
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Sabin, Albert B.
Transcript:
August 17, 1956
Dear Dr. Sabin:
In connection with current studies on the formation of protoplasts in Escherichia coli, I can't help but return to the problems of L-forms which have recurred from time to time in this laboratory. I realize that their similarities may be more or less profound, but at least as background, I would like to familiarize myself with pleuropneumonia-like forms.
Have you maintained your collection of these over the years? If so, could I ask you for subcultures of one or two types that might be most favorable for seeing their mode of multiplication? Other things being equal, a saprophytic form that could be grown on non-proteinaceous medium would be preferred.
If you cannot conveniently comply with this request, to whom might you refer me in this country?
In the same connection, I would appreciate any of your publications or reviews on these organisms as may still be available.
With best regards,
Yours sincerely,
Joshua Lederberg
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: P-70;  re Sabin's early work on pleuropneumonia, L-forms; I just was
reminded he did this work at Rockefeller icw interview re Q-32,
Angela Matupiak;  the references are:

SABIN, Albert B. The Filtrable Microorganisms of the
Pleuropneumonia Group, Bacteriological Reviews 5:1-67, March 1941.

SABIN, Albert B. The Filtrable Microorganisms of the
Pleuropneumonia Group (Appendix to Section of Classification and
Nomenclature). Bacteriological Reviews 5:331-335, March 1941.;

there is still much contention; cf. Thomas M. Brown and
 http://roadback.org/about/brown.shtml;

jl 3/13/02




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