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The Oswald T. Avery Collection

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Sydney Brenner pdf (45,184 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Sydney Brenner
Description:
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (45,184 Bytes)
Date:
1987-02-25 (February 25, 1987)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Brenner, Sydney
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 Letter from Sydney Brenner to Joshua Lederberg (March 5, 1987) pdf (43,275 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CCBBCB.pdf
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 9
Unique Identifier:
CCBBBY
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:
February 25, 1987
Dear Sydney:
I am sorry to have overlooked your review of McCarty's book until now. Thank you for it! You know how important the Avery et al (1944) paper was to my own outlook.
May I enlarge on your remark about Griffith's understanding of his own discovery? He gave a labored (and murky) rationale for having done the experiment. But unlike many followers he did understand the differences between gene and product: see the enclosed excerpt. Don't fault him for saying protein for DNA!
All best wishes,
Yours sincerely,
Joshua Lederberg
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-09-09
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