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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to William M. O'Brien pdf (52,187 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to William M. O'Brien
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (52,187 Bytes)
Date:
1969-02-10 (February 10, 1969)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
O'Brien, William M.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: SAM Science and Man Series
Box Number: 107
Folder Number: 8
Unique Identifier:
BBGDXF
Accession Number:
92
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Writings
SubSeries: Science and Man
Folder: S144: "Must We Re-Educate Average Physicians So They May Evaluate the Newest Drugs?" (29 March 1969)
Transcript:
2/10/69
Dear Dr O'Brien --
Thank you for your painstaking and thoughtful reply to my questions.
I will of course honor your confidences. However, I would encourage you to bring any abuses of trust in grant selection to the attention of Dr. Maiston [sic] as Director of the NIH
Your critical survey of clinical test methodology in the evaluation of indomethacin was most illuminating. Quite apart from basis of financial interest, I suspect that misguided optimism may be the worst culprit!
I will plan to write something further about tighter controls on licenses to prescribe new drugs. Thank you for your suggestions.
Sincerely,
Joshua Lederberg
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2007-01-23
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