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The Oswald T. Avery Collection

Title:
Memorandum from Charles Yanofsky to Joshua Lederberg pdf (42,196 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Memorandum from Charles Yanofsky to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
In this brief response to Lederberg, Yanofsky indicated that Avery's work was "convincing" and accepted by his cohorts in the late 1940s.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (42,196 Bytes)
Date:
1972-11-15 (November 15, 1972)
Creator:
Yanofsky, Charles
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Charles Yanofsky.
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:
CCAAKR
Document Type:
Memorandums
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:
Date: November 15, 1972
Josh:
The only help I can give you is the recollection that in 1948-49, my first year in graduate school at Yale, the Avery paper and the Griffith experiment were well known and often discussed. I am certain that all of us working on the biochemical genetics of Neurospora in 1948-1951 considered Avery's work convincing but what was lacking was some independent verification of his conclusions. I do not know of any basis for Wyatt's statement. The scientists you and I mixed with were well aware of Avery's work and its possible significance.
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2008-08-22
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