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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Interview with Joshua Lederberg [Early interest in science] transcript of audio
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Running Time:
1 minute, 35 seconds
Date:
1996-03-22 (March 22, 1996)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Contributor:
Hyde, Barbara
Source:
Joshua Lederberg interview. VHS Tape 1. Beta SP timecodes 01:05:25:00 - 01:07:00:00
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the American Society for Microbiology.
Exhibit Category:
Biographical Information
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: No Epoch
Metadata Record [Transcript of Lederberg oral history videotaped by Barbara Hyde] (March 22, 1996) pdf (4,472,080 Bytes) ocr (121,340 Bytes)
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Unique Identifier:
BBBADC
Accession Number:
7
Document Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Language:
English
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Series: Audio-Visual
Folder: Videotapes
Transcript:
JOSHUA LEDERBERG: You know that's something of a mystery to me. I seem to have been born a scientist as far as I can tell and who can say whether that's in my genes or not? My father was an Orthodox rabbi, my mother came from a Hasidic rabbinical family -- certainly issues of learning and quest for truth were paramount in my family background -- but there were no scientists, no physicians, no academic people anywhere in my family ambience. It may have been a little bit of a generational revolt that I did strike out in that direction and also being a second generation immigrant -- my father had come to America from Israel -- but I was the melting pot American, so science was a pathway to mobility. Outside the family, figures like Chaim Weizmann, who became president of the State of Israel, and was the leading proponent of Zionism before my birth and during my early childhood but was also a renowned biochemist. And Albert Einstein, now these were folk heroes in our community so they may have had -- not may have -- they certainly had significant influence in my own career aspirations.
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2008-05-08
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