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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Bernard D. Davis Annotation pdf (81,387 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Bernard D. Davis
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (81,387 Bytes)
Date:
1986-07-23 (July 23, 1986)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Davis, Bernard D.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: SAM Science and Man Series
Box Number: 108
Folder Number: 2
Unique Identifier:
BBGFDD
Accession Number:
92
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Writings
SubSeries: Science and Man
Folder: S176: "Race and Intelligence" (21 October 1969)
Transcript:
[printed material across top of page and down right side of page, see original]
B D Davis
Falmouth
Dear Bernie -- [stamped, JUL 23 1986]
Historical detective work. (Not every "clue" is reliable).
Salva says "Woods Hole". (Might be a lapsus calami).
Does that narrow down the dates at all?
This is as far as I mean to go in pursuit of this particular tame goose.
It was very good indeed to chat with you and to see Liz.
All the best,
Joshua.
S143
S176
[written in right margin, I haven't encountered any data to impel me to alter these views.
We may learn more when the genome is mapped and we can trace the segregation of "I.C" factors.
Josh]
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: re penicillin method, see P-15 and P-15a;  I was trying to
track down details of of how Luria learned that Davis and we were
both on the same track. "This is as far as I mean to go
in pursuit of this particular tame goose."; I thought they
had met at CSH, but Luria wrote Woods Hole. "Might be a
lapsus calami";

JL:  lunched with BDD 7/18/86 at Woods Hole.
  He became interested in auxotrophs after
reading Beadle, Chem. Revs (1945); and hearing Guthrie on
phenylalanine mutants.  He started expts. in NY, was having problems
with phenomic (segregational) lag; they were being surmounted in
expts, his technician called while he was taking phage course at
CSH.  There he told Luria about it.  Must be ca. 8/ 86.

See also: - Davis BD
TI  - The penicillin method of mutant selection.
AD  - BD Davis, Harvard Univ, Sch Med,
      Dept Microbiol & Molec Genet, Boston, MA 02115 USA.
SO  - Bioessays 1993 DEC;15(12):837-839
~
;

jl 9/23/00