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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Paul F. Deisler, Jr. Annotation pdf (63,927 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Paul F. Deisler, Jr.
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (63,927 Bytes)
Date:
1981-04-06 (April 6, 1981)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Deisler, Paul F. Jr
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence E
Box Number: 31
Folder Number: 151
Unique Identifier:
BBGBYG
Accession Number:
76
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1978-1984
Folder: Deisler, Paul F. Jr.
Transcript:
Paul Deisler
Shell.
[stamped, APR -- 6 1981]
. . . Threshold Controversy 3/23
Thank you for your letter, and the MS.
My main comment is that it is a very lucid statement and I agreed with all of it. Perhaps I would stress even more strongly (if that is possible) how futile is the argument without more theoretical clarity about mechanisms. No empirical study is going to be generalizable or otherwise useful if it doesn't rest upon, or itself clear up, understanding of mechanism
One approach to PPT is neutrality of health efforts -- namely that the health impact of all costs (including opportunity cost) of regulation to [ . . . ] not exceed the imputed dys[ . . .]fit of exposure to the same.
Yours,
Joshua.
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
P.D.
[stamped, APR -- 6 1981]
P.S.
I would like to think of a way to pursue this promising lead to be able to make a stronger etiological statement than "appears to be involved". (You did state this with appropriate caution.)
Joshua
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW:  JL comment on carcinogen thresholds; [] need to understand mechanism;

jl  11/22/99