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The Oswald T. Avery Collection

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Martin R. Pollock pdf (36,287 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Martin R. Pollock
Description:
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (36,287 Bytes)
Date:
1973-10-02 (October 2, 1973)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Pollock, Martin R.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Recombination, Genetic
Exhibit Category:
After the Discovery: The Transforming Principle's Reception by the Scientific Community
Box Number: 5
Folder Number: 2
Unique Identifier:
CCAARG
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 2 1973
Martin--
I've been away intermittently, and realize I'd been holding this on my desk while waiting to check some references.
Max's comments in the 9e Colloq. were much more influential than one could guess today. I was surprised that he had never published them more formally than that.
Besides this bent, you may recall that he was very much engaged with phage inhibition from without, and even demurred at the idea of particle-recombination in his experiments with Al Hershey (CSH 1946) in favor of some more revolutionary mode of information transfer,
I would guess he has always regretted not finding some deeper principle for biology that would correspond to indeterminacy in physics.
Sincerely,
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2008-09-02
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