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Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Michael Gough, United States Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) pdf (65,626 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Michael Gough, United States Office of Technology Assessment (OTA)
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (65,626 Bytes)
Date:
1980-12-22 (December 22, 1980)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Gough, Michael
United States Office of Technology Assessment (OTA)
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence E
Box Number: 36
Folder Number: 26
Unique Identifier:
BBGBBI
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: Office of Technology Assessment
Transcript:
Mike Gough
OTA
[stamped, DEC 22 1980]
Cancer Risks assessment.
Thank you very much for sharing the draft of a splendid document.
I have (surprisingly) little to add: the work will certainly be the keystone of further discussion.
Most of the attached are typos -- probably caught anyhow -- but easy enough to send on.
I do wonder that you(r legislative branch) is so restrained in its commentary on the simplistic and unqualified pronouncementes [sic] from the executive agencies, e.g. CEQ, on cancer epidemics etc.
Your study will be a milestone for informed policy analyzed approaches to these problems.
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
Besides the typos, most of my comments are more conveniently sent as marginal notes on particular pages.
You might want to pursue further the eventual consequences of the always prudent approach exemplified by Peter Hiett's "life is too short" aphorism. If there is an infinity of alternatives, "prudence" is prudent. But surely I do not have to expand on opportunity costs. You mention, but perhaps might enlarge upon this theme.
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