Skip to main contentU.S. National Library of MedicineU.S. National Library of Medicine


Profiles in Science
   
Pinterest badge Follow Profiles in Science on Pinterest!

The Oswald T. Avery Collection

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Alvin F. Coburn pdf (53,956 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Alvin F. Coburn
Description:
In this reply to Coburn, Lederberg thanked the Dean of the New York Medical College for the materials he recently forwarded to him.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (53,956 Bytes)
Date:
1966-04-01 (April 1, 1966)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Coburn, Alvin F.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
History of Medicine
Exhibit Category:
After the Discovery: The Transforming Principle's Reception by the Scientific Community
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Oswald T. Avery (May 25, 1943) pdf (114,106 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCBDBG.pdf
Metadata Record [Fred Griffith and "Bobby"] [1936] jpg (45,270 Bytes)
/ps/access/CCAABN_.jpg
Metadata Record Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Joshua Lederberg (September 28, 1965) pdf (44,226 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAGS.pdf
Metadata Record [Oswald T. Avery] [March 1943] jpg (16,160 Bytes)
/ps/access/CCAAFU_.jpg
Metadata Record [Avery with Alvin Coburn's son, Tim] [March 1943] jpg (121,440 Bytes)
/ps/access/CCAABZ_.jpg
Metadata Record Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Joshua Lederberg (November 9, 1965) pdf (154,563 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAGU.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Joshua Lederberg (November 19, 1965) pdf (151,809 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAIW.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Joshua Lederberg (March 21, 1966) pdf (36,787 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAGV.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Alvin F. Coburn to Joshua Lederberg (April 20, 1966) pdf (82,210 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAIX.pdf
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 6
Unique Identifier:
CCAAGW
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: 1964-1969
Transcript:
April 1, 1966
Dear Dr. Coburn:
I must thank you again for your kindness and thoughtfulness in sending me the photograph of Fred Griffith and the Xerox copy of your letter to Fess Avery. Some time I wonder if you would be interested to write the intellectual history of the interaction of these men. I have always been fascinated on exactly what Griffith thought of his experiment and just how deeply Avery understood the genetic implications in a broader context of what he took up from that. The significance of all these observations was, as you know, somewhat clouded by a semantic confusion about directed mutation in contrast to gene transfer. Griffith seemed quite clear about this. I have never been able to straighten out in my own mind whether Avery bothered very much about these genetic issues. I have written a little about this in the enclosed remarks, and would be interested to know if you had any comment on the writing.
Sincerely yours,
Joshua Lederberg
Professor of Genetics
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2009-06-11
Linked Data:
RDF/XML     JSON     JSON-LD     N3/Turtle     N-Triples