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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Monroe Price pdf (64,490 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Monroe Price
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (64,490 Bytes)
Date:
1989-11-05 (November 5, 1989)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Price, Monroe
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: SAM Science and Man Series
Box Number: 106
Folder Number: 35
Unique Identifier:
BBGDSS
Accession Number:
92
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Writings
SubSeries: Science and Man
Folder: S113: "Mankind Had a Near Miss From a Mystery Pandemic" (7 September 1968)
Transcript:
[written in right margin, Sam 113]
Dean Monroe Price
Cardozo Law School -- Yeshiva Univ
11-5-89
Shattered Mirrors
Dear Dean Price --
Thank you for sending me your book and for understanding its message.
May I burden you with a bit more on the same theme.
The prospect of a broken civility -- aggravated by a population of menacing "lepers" -- and by what numbers of them will do in a techno-fragile society when they have "nothing to lose" -- is an ominous metaphor for the 3d world.
A brighter note is a turnaround of understanding (a belated one!) in the scientific community generally.
Sincerely,
Joshua Lederberg
enclose P275
SAM 113
Bioscience article
Vol. 39, number 8, 9/89
ppg. 509-517
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2006-12-07
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