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Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Laurance S. Rockefeller Annotation pdf (49,383 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Laurance S. Rockefeller
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (49,383 Bytes)
Date:
1979-01-28 (January 28, 1979)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Rockefeller, Laurance S.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence E
Box Number: 36
Folder Number: 151
Unique Identifier:
BBARID
Accession Number:
81
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Fair
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1978-1984
Folder: Rockefeller, Nelson A.
Transcript:
January 28, 1979
Dear Laurance
To have the lightning strike twice so soon! You have our profound sympathies.
Your brother's life was nothing if not full; but having just begun to know him personally, I regret the lost opportunity to share in the adventures still not fulfilled. We don't know what the measure of a man's life should be; but when there is still so much more to be done, our own efforts in medical research still have an undoubted meaning: what an absurdity that life should hang on a few minutes interruption of a pump.
I earnestly believe that in a very few years, we will be far less the puppets of such absurdities.
Joshua
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2007-01-08
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: condolences, Nelson Rockefeller death; what measure of a man's life;
what medical research may bring;

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