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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

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Letter from Joshua Lederberg to William D. McElroy pdf (63,897 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to William D. McElroy
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (63,897 Bytes)
Date:
1977-08-01 (August 1, 1977)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
McElroy, William D.
Source:
Original Repository: Rockefeller Archive Center. Edward L. Tatum Papers
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This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
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Lederberg Grouping: Published Scientific Article
Metadata Record Letter from William D. McElroy to Joshua Lederberg (August 12, 1977) pdf (115,626 Bytes) ocr (2,483 Bytes)
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Box Number: 86
Folder Number: 71
Unique Identifier:
BBBBBT
Accession Number:
108
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Writings
SubSeries: Published Scientific Articles
Folder: P268: "Edward Lawrie Tatum, 1909-1975" (1990)
Transcript:
Bill McElroy
[stamped, AUG 1 1977]
-- some history --
I've just enjoyed reading your piece in Ann. Rev. Microbiol.
I was particularly interested in your remarks about Beadle and Tatum. Are you sure about hearing about microorganisms for biochemical mutants while you were an undergraduate ([less than or equal to symbol] 1939?) That jars a bit with the account that this happened after they were scooped by Butenandt; and that using nutritional mutants was an illumination from Ed's course in Jan/Feb 1941.
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
Anything you can send me that could sharpen the history of the quest for a better organism would be much appreciated.
Sincerely,
Josh.
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2007-01-10
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