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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Harriet Zuckerman pdf (97,860 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Harriet Zuckerman
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (97,860 Bytes)
Date:
1974-08-19 (August 19, 1974)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Zuckerman, Harriet
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: No Epoch
Box Number: 125
Folder Number: 10
Unique Identifier:
BBGMHX
Accession Number:
65
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Public Service
SubSeries: Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Science (CASBS)
SubSubSeries: Correspondence
Folder: General, 1974
Transcript:
[stamped, AUG 19 1974]
Dear Harriet
Thank you for the Mulkay-Edge pieie [sic]. As you would predict I find the barely mentioned prehistory (1902-1930) (pp. 25-26) the most interesting. I think I have read some other accounts -- perhaps including Jansky's own retrospections -- and will try to find them, as well as write to the authors for the fuller account which may say more about the earlier period.
My motive in sending this now is to raise the question whether Jansky 1930 was post-mature (vis a vis 1902) or pre-mature (vis a vis) Reber 1940 or both or is it an example of any discontinuity? The discouraging implication of Planck is not documented (page 25); and I have to see whether Jansky perceived his own findings as anti "paradgimatic" [sic], or merely the fruit of better equipment or more complex models of the sun. Some of your colleagues at Columbia -- but no one better than Von Eshlesnaun could quickly answer these points: I will ask Von.
P.S. As some of the marginal notes hint, the technical problems of observational astronomy have made it one of the most pervasively socialized of scientific disciplines -- but each of the sciences is a special case!
Josh
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
But I have to say "no" to the specific marginal question top p. 34. Example, "theoretical" prediction followed by observation of Neptune contra that of Vulcan. At cosmological lend [?], see Hoyle on predictions of density of universe at visible fringe's [sic].
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