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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

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Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Robert Porter, Australian National University, John Curtin School of Medical Research pdf (70,093 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Robert Porter, Australian National University, John Curtin School of Medical Research
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (70,093 Bytes)
Date:
1985-07-30 (July 30, 1985)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Porter, Robert
Australian National University. John Curtin School of Medical Research
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: No Epoch
Box Number: 142
Folder Number: 22
Unique Identifier:
BBGMPX
Accession Number:
149
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Consulting Work
Folder: Genetics Society of America, 1948-1979, 1985-1986
Transcript:
R. Porter
[stamped, JUL 30 1985]
Biochemistry at ANU
These comments are almost unisponsibly [?] remote [?]; but I try to respond to yours of 9 July.
The general directions and recent leadership of the department are commendable, not beyond the possibility of still higher aspirations.
It is impossible to put too much emphasis in DNA and protein structure, and their variations qua genetic polymorphism and disease. All the more as you do not have Genetics as a separate program. I do note the MMBU. On the other hand you might reexamine the logic of a separate Physical Biochemistry department (I do not ignore a logic of opportunity for special leadership --
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
[heading, John Custm [?] School]
provide the premise is sustained.)
At this distance, perhaps I've already spoken beyond my credentials.
Sincerely,
Josh Lederberg
P.S. Where is parasitology?
toxicology?
RoP '81
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2007-10-04
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