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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Annotation pdf (54,003 Bytes) ocr (1,175 Bytes)
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (54,003 Bytes)
Date:
1969-06-25 (June 25, 1969)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
Launching a New Science: Exobiology and the Exploration of Space
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: No Epoch
Box Number: 67
Folder Number: 5
Unique Identifier:
BBGAAI
Accession Number:
11
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Research
SubSeries: Exobiology
SubSubSeries: Stanford University
Folder: "Andromeda Strain" Controversy, 1969-1970
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2007-09-26
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW:  Crichton novel; they changed venue in later printings;
Jeremy Stone; planetary quarantine;

In the novel, see pp. 45 ff.
 Stone is a professor of bacteriology at Stanford,
Nobel Laureate at a young age, with a record of research in
microbial genetics, also deeply concerned about biological
warfare.  He writes a letter to the President warning about the
need for planetary quarantine, in both directions.

There is a real Jeremy Stone who might also complain about the
appropriation of his name.  This Stone hjas been the long time
prime mover of the Federation of American Scientists , and deeply involved
in many aspects of disarmament, nuclear and otherwise.

jl 2/12/99


B. Davis told me that Michael Crichton had been a student in his
microbiology class at Harvard Medical School, and he would have heard
about my genetics work at that time.

My calendar refers to a Viking meeting on June 18.

jl  2/12/99