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The Oswald T. Avery Collection

Title:
Letter from Marcus M. Rhoades to Joshua Lederberg pdf (133,204 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Marcus M. Rhoades to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
This letter to Lederberg addressed some of his inquiries on the early responses to the transforming principle. On reverse is a photocopy of Ellen Dempsey's class notes for 1946-47.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (133,204 Bytes)
Date:
1972-10-26 (October 26, 1972)
Creator:
Rhoades, Marcus M.
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of William Rhoades.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
History of Medicine
Exhibit Category:
After the Discovery: The Transforming Principle's Reception by the Scientific Community
Box Number: 5
Folder Number: 2
Unique Identifier:
CCAAKO
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Commentary on Avery and His Work, 1944-2005
SubSeries: Inquiries on Avery
Folder: Lederberg Inquiries, 1962, 1972-1978
Transcript:
Oct. 26, 1977
Dear Josh:
I cannot be sure from my lecture notes just when the work Avery et al was first given in my cytogenetics course. I know that in the 1946-47 academic year that their paper was mentioned. Proof of this is the enclosed copy of Ellen Dempsey's class notes who took the course that year. Drew Schwartz was a member of the same class and his notes are similar to those of Dempsey.
There is no doubt in my mind that the implications of Avery et als work were fully realized by the Columbia group of biologists in the 1940's. We had many discussions, informally to be sure, but we were aware of the significance of their studies.
Regards
Marcus Rhoades
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2008-04-25
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