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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to the Institute for Scientific Information Annotation pdf (55,507 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to the Institute for Scientific Information
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (55,507 Bytes)
Date:
1985-09-12 (September 12, 1985)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Institute for Scientific Information
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: 13
Unique Identifier:
BBGDXS
Accession Number:
92
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Writings
SubSeries: Science and Man
Folder: S149: "We're So Accustomed to Using Chlorine That We Tend to Overlook Its Toxicity" (3 May 1969)
Transcript:
GG/151
[stamped, SEP 12 1985]
Re current C Com.
Just for further info.
This was one that did not get into C/C; and so is not in the bibliographic file.
J.
We spent some time at Stanford trying to understand the precise mechanism of bactericide. To little avail. Green and Stumpf (1946) is not fully persuasive on mechanism; but with a chemical as reactive as chlorine, proof is difficult.
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: "re current Current Comments
  ... this one didn't get into CC ... so not in bibl. file;

... Wec spent some time at Stanford trying to understand the precise mechanism
of bactericide [by chlorine].  Green (DE) and Stumpf (1946)
is not fully persuasive in mechanism, but with a chemical
as reactive as chlorine, proof is difficult."
[   STUMPF PK, GREEN DE
    ON THE MODE OF ACTION OF CHLORINATING COMPOUNDS
    FED PROC 5: (1) 157-158 1946 

   KNOX WE, STUMPF PK, GREEN DE, et al.
    THE INHIBITION OF SULFHYDRYL ENZYMES AS THE BASIS
 OF THE BACTERICIDAL ACTION OF CHLORINE
    J BACTERIOL 55: (4) 451-458 1948 ];

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