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Letter from Franz Schrader to Joshua Lederberg Annotation pdf (91,067 Bytes)
Letter from Franz Schrader to Joshua Lederberg
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1952-01-12 (January 12, 1952)
Schrader, Franz
Lederberg, Joshua
Courtesy of Joshua Lederberg.
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Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence B
Box Number: 8
Folder Number: 39
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1947-1953
Folder: Schrader, Franz
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
Node: Schrader, Franz. (1891-1962)
  Professor of Zoology at Columbia University while
I was a student there. Successor to EB Wilson tradition in
Cytology.  His graduate courses was one of my first electives.
He had a special interest in spindle mechanisms; and his book Mitosis
was the last opus (actually rather thin) before the new era of
tubulin studies. etc.  My initial interests as a student were in
the "physiology of mitosis", and F.S. was not really into that.
Sally Hughes Schrader; was equally eminent, but in the gender-bound
academic systems of the day could not also get a senior academic position.
Pat Brown at Siena College is planning a book on such couples.
The Schrader Diaries are in the Columbia Archives.  Cf also Salome
Waelsch experiences, not always happy with him.  She tells of providing
mice for my colchicine experiments precisely to annoy him.
See Pat Brown - Siena College - biographical analysis, to be
published; Cooper KW: J Cell Biol. 16:ix-xv 1963; DSB 1990.

I am startled that he calls me Josh in this correspondence --
my recollections are (inaccurately?) or a much stiffer personality

KW: **; Schrader's views on polyphyletic evolution of  symbiosis;
Steinhaus scheme; Pseudococcus; Buchner;
He agrees with my emphasis on symbiosis!; 
geneticists too conservative;
"recent attempt by the Genetics Society of America to
'excommunicate' Russia ...";
Sally Hughes Schrader;

jl 3/12/99 , 4/13/99, 5/3/99