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The Oswald T. Avery Collection

Title:
Letter from Maclyn McCarty to Wendell M. Stanley pdf (66,147 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Maclyn McCarty to Wendell M. Stanley
Description:
This letter from McCarty to Stanley is part of a series between the two scientists that addressed a paper honoring Thomas Francis that Stanley was in the process of writing in late 1969 and early 1970. Note that the date on the letter is incorrect as it was written on January 2, 1970.
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (66,147 Bytes)
Date:
1970-01-02 (January 2, 1970)
Creator:
McCarty, Maclyn
Recipient:
Stanley, Wendell M.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Maclyn McCarty.
Exhibit Category:
After the Discovery: The Transforming Principle's Reception by the Scientific Community
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Wendell M. Stanley to Maclyn McCarty (November 14, 1969) pdf (56,632 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAGZ.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Maclyn McCarty to Wendell M. Stanley (November 21, 1969) pdf (40,367 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAADX.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Wendell M. Stanley to Maclyn McCarty (November 26, 1969) pdf (38,858 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAHD.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Wendell M. Stanley to Maclyn McCarty (December 23, 1969) pdf (39,683 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAHE.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Wendell M. Stanley to Maclyn McCarty (January 29, 1970) pdf (142,053 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAHF.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Maclyn McCarty to Wendell M. Stanley (February 4, 1970) pdf (38,391 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAADZ.pdf
Metadata Record The 'Undiscovered' Discovery (September 1970) pdf (959,854 Bytes) ocr (29,538 Bytes)
/ps/access/CCGMGV.pdf
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 7
Unique Identifier:
CCAADY
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Commentary on Avery and His Work, 1944-2005
SubSeries: Chronological
Folder: 1969-1974
Transcript:
January 2, 1969
Dear Wendell:
Thank you for sending me a copy of your paper on Fess. I find nothing to which I would take vigorous exception, and it has been my experience that everyone has a slightly different slant on the events of the period involved. I might comment on your reference on page 10 to my joining the Rockefeller Naval Medical Research Unit and the implication that this resulted in a change in my interests. Actually, this changed my activity very little, since Rivers insisted that I should continue to work with Fess; and except for a few occasions when I had qualms about not being more directly related to the war effort, I was happy to do so. Some reports were filed during this period that must have puzzled any members of the Navy staff at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery that happened to read them.
Although they are rarely referred to, there were some additional publications emanating from this work after the 1944 paper. The earlier findings naturally stimulated attempts to purify DNase, and once we had a reasonably decent preparation in hand we applied it to the study of transforming DNA. You will see in the enclosed paper reporting some of this work that, while we were perhaps still cautious, we came down a little harder on the skeptics in the discussion.
Roy Avery's address is Hoods Hill Road, Nashville, Tennessee. I don't have a zip code number, but since he has lived there a few decades, there should be no problem with mail delivery.
With best regards,
Sincerely yours,
Maclyn McCarty, M.D.
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2012-08-09
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