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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Mark Ptashne Annotation pdf (59,747 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Mark Ptashne
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (59,747 Bytes)
Date:
1979-04-02 (April 2, 1979)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Ptashne, Mark
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence E
Box Number: 36
Folder Number: 100
Unique Identifier:
BBARDT
Accession Number:
81
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1978-1984
Folder: Ptashne, Mark
Transcript:
Prof. Ptashne
[stamped, APR 2 1979]
Thank you for your note
(1) Hiroshima. There is no doubt of the sharp rise in leukemia. I said that the mutagenesis (though firmly predicted from other studies) could not be demonstrated in human populations
(2) The most cautious and fair minded review of XYY is Witkin's: Science, 193:547 (1976)
I don't think that "mental slowness" quite captures the behavior pattern. Nor, let it be said, does the "callous aggressiveness" that the media asserted.
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
If there were less public fascination it might be possible to do the prospective studies needed to clear up the etiology; that seems out of the question now.
Sincerely,
Joshua.
sams 170
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2007-01-08
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW:  leukemia, but not mutagenesis, was affected at Hiroshima;
re XYY:  see Hy Witkin, Science, 103:547 1976;

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