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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to John Laughnan pdf (48,238 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to John Laughnan
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (48,238 Bytes)
Date:
1984-01-29 (January 29, 1984)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Laughnan, John
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence E
Box Number: 34
Folder Number: 109
Unique Identifier:
BBGBBC
Accession Number:
74
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1978-1984
Folder: Laughnan, John
Transcript:
Prof John Laughnan
Dear John [stamped, JAN 29 1984]
The McClintock-rejection myth.
I was really pleased to see your corrective book review in science. I am misquoted somewhere as having described her as "mad or genius": not my style of remark about anyone, and nowhere in my recollection of feeling or utterance about Barbara. Recall I was at Wis. while RA Brink was following her path
But I fear the myth is too good a fairy tale to be dispelled by facts; and of course it is being assimilated into feminist/scientific politics.
Do add an honorary Sc. D. from Rockefeller University a few years ago to the roster of recognitions.
Yours,
Joshua.
McCl
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2006-12-21
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