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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Jim Hirsch Annotation pdf (111,673 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Jim Hirsch
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (111,673 Bytes)
Date:
1980-01-16 (January 16, 1980)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Hirsch, Jim
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence E
Box Number: 33
Folder Number: 86
Unique Identifier:
BBGBYZ
Accession Number:
78
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1978-1984
Folder: Heidelberger, Michael
Transcript:
[printed material on left side of page, see original]
Jim Hirsch
Jules
[stamped, JAN 16 1980] "Delay" re
Research pro bono . . . . . Antibiotics
This history in fact is one of my main goads. I want us to be more self-conscious about the possibility of being victimized again, and sensitized to the terrible price that this exacts. As scientists we assume a profound responsibility that no one else can fulfill.
J.
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2007-01-05
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: Heidelberger - 1918 sulfonamides; delay in discovery;
The page of Heidelberger memoir is 248 in 'A "pure" organic chemist's
downward path", Ann Rev Microbiol 31:1-12 (1977); reprinted in
AR Excitement and Fascination of Science, Vol. 2.

It recounts the synthesis of sulfanilamide in 1918, but overlooking
its utility a/c low potency and nat bactericidal.
also to Jules Hirsch;

jl 12/23/99  8/5/02