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The Oswald T. Avery Collection

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Arthur M. Diamond, Jr. pdf (45,337 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Arthur M. Diamond, Jr.
Description:
In this memo to Diamond, Lederberg commented on Diamond's recent article on Avery in the journal "Perspectives in Biology and Medicine", and provided him with several reprints of articles on Avery.
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (45,337 Bytes)
Date:
1982-12-14 (December 14, 1982)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Diamond, Arthur M. Jr
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
After the Discovery: The Transforming Principle's Reception by the Scientific Community
Relation:
Metadata Record Avery's 'Neurotic Reluctance' [Autumn 1982] pdf (428,963 Bytes) ocr (12,369 Bytes)
/ps/access/CCAAIA.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Arthur M. Diamond, Jr. to Joshua Lederberg (January 10, 1983) pdf (70,836 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCAAIB.pdf
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 9
Unique Identifier:
CCAAQB
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: 1980-1994
Transcript:
AM Diamond
[stamped, Dec 14 1982]
Avery's "neurotic reluctance."
I think you've hit that just right.
I hope you've seen Dubos' book:
May I add that Avery -- a microbiologist and biochemist -- was very reluctant to comment on genetics, especially when his main consultant was Dobzhansky -- the person who best fits McCarty's attribution.
Had he talked to Muller, Avery would have had much more encouragement! Few geneticists had the training to do much with the chemical ideas; a few dabbled in cytochemistry or had the eclecticism of an EB Wilson.
It is a pleasure to hear from an economist in this field. Whence your interest?
Sincerely
Joshua Lederberg
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2007-01-26
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