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Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Rodman C. Rockefeller Annotation pdf (81,578 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Rodman C. Rockefeller
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (81,578 Bytes)
Date:
1981-01-06 (January 6, 1981)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Rockefeller, Rodman C.
IBEC, Inc.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence E
Box Number: 36
Folder Number: 152
Unique Identifier:
BBARIF
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: Rockefeller, Rodman C.
Transcript:
Mr. Rodman Rockefeller
IBEC
[stamped, JAN 6 1981]
Cloning . . . .
After a dozen years of discussion (from 1960) this was intended to be my last word on the subject. I was victimized by too many popularizers trying to make me into Dr. Frankenstein.
But I believe most of what's in this 1972 piece is still valid . . . plus what you read about on Sunday.
Your remarks about awakening "practical" people resonated with my experience. It took me 3 years to get any drug company seriously interested in "recombinant DNA".
I was glad to hear from you.
Sincerely
Joshua Lederberg
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
See p. 17
most of the preceding concerns medical/human problems.
[printed material, see original]
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2007-01-08
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: cloning; algeny; P-206; biotechnology;
"popularizers trying to turn me into Dr Frankenstein"
"It took m three years to get any drug company interested
in 'recombinant DNA'";

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