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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Allan M. Campbell pdf (62,604 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Allan M. Campbell
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Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (62,604 Bytes)
Date:
1990-12-28 (December 28, 1990)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Campbell, Allan M.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence F
Metadata Record Letter from Allan M. Campbell to Joshua Lederberg (January 8, 1991) pdf (67,660 Bytes)
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Box Number: 42
Folder Number: 47
Unique Identifier:
BBGBCS
Accession Number:
74
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1985-1999
Folder: Davis, Bernard D.
Transcript:
Dr Allan Campbell.
S.U. Biology.
[stamped, DEC 28 1990]
Serratia as pathogen.?
Dear Allan --
Bernie Davis asked me to write a forward to "The Genetic Revolution"; and he sent me a copy of your chapter.
I'm not condoning the aerosol dissemination of Serratia in 1950; but I think you have accepted too uncritically that the same strain caused the fatal illness in the "NEVIN" case in San Francisco. Most Serratia infections -- and probably this one -- are caused by specific, unpigmented serotypes. They are not all that rare and can easily be confused as coincidence. You can ask Ken Vosti at Stanford Medical School for more background. The family obviously was eager to pin blame on the government. I think the court ruled they had not made a credible case.
Do you want to propagate a dubious myth?
Joshua.
I looked up some of the history -- see enclosures
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