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Title:
Letter from Alfred E. Mirsky to Jack S. Cohen pdf (73,223 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Alfred E. Mirsky to Jack S. Cohen
Description:
One in a series of letters between Cohen and Mirsky regarding the chemical nature of DNA. In 1974, Cohen produced an article with Franklin Portugal on the subject that appeared in "Connecticut Medicine."
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (73,223 Bytes)
Date:
1974-01-29 (January 29, 1974)
Creator:
Mirsky, Alfred E.
Recipient:
Cohen, Jack S.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.)
Source:
Original Repository: Rockefeller Archive Center. Alfred E. Mirsky Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Rockefeller Archive Center.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
DNA
History of Medicine
Exhibit Category:
After the Discovery: The Transforming Principle's Reception by the Scientific Community
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Alfred E. Mirsky to Jack S. Cohen (June 29, 1973) pdf (387,776 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAHR.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Jack S. Cohen to Alfred E. Mirsky (July 25, 1973) pdf (85,032 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAHS.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Jack S. Cohen to Alfred E. Mirsky (January 25, 1974) pdf (350,245 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAHT.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Jack S. Cohen to Alfred E. Mirsky (February 22, 1974) pdf (112,582 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAHV.pdf
Metadata Record The Search for the Chemical Structure of DNA (October 1974) pdf (907,646 Bytes) ocr (27,519 Bytes)
/ps/access/CCAAHW.pdf
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 7
Unique Identifier:
CCAAHU
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 29, 1974
Dear Dr. Cohen,
I have received the revised version of your story. It meets some of the points I mentioned to you in my letter of June 29, 1973. The quotation from the J. Gen. Physiol. 30, 1946, pp. 134-5 is suitable.
The quotation from J. Gen. Physiol. 31, 1947, pp. 7-18 is, in my opinion, irrelevant. It has no relation to whether DNA was the gene material; it is concerned with the structure of eukaryotic chromosomes. Only in the past few years has it been shown that a thread of DNA runs through the complete length of the chromosome. This paper is concerned with the non-histone protein of the chromosome. It may seem to you to have a bearing on Avery's work, but it is concerned with the non-histone protein (which we discovered) and which is being actively investigated today. If, as you say, "this was not the main area covered by the paper," this quotation is surely out of place and should be removed.
Perhaps I should say that I am planning to write an account of these events.
Yours sincerely,
Alfred E. Mirsky
Professor
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-08-21
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