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The Michael Heidelberger Papers

Title:
Letter from Oswald T. Avery to Michael Heidelberger pdf (140,840 Bytes)
Letter from Oswald T. Avery to Michael Heidelberger
Description:
In this letter Heidelberger's former mentor and collaborator Oswald Avery, affectionately called "Fess" by his colleagues, congratulated him on the development of his quantitative theory of the precipitin reaction. A break-through in immunology, the theory established the multivalence of antigens and antibodies, or the ability of each to form chemical bonds with two or (in the case of most antigens) more molecules of the other. "I rejoice to see the mysteries of immunological phenomena yielding beautifully to the laws of classical chemistry," Avery wrote.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (140,840 Bytes)
Date:
1935-08-29 (August 29, 1935)
Creator:
Avery, Oswald T.
Recipient:
Heidelberger, Michael
Rights:
Courtesy of the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
URL: http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/Exit
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Precipitin Tests
Exhibit Category:
Antigens and Antibodies: Heidelberger and The Rise of Quantitative Immunochemistry, 1928-1954
Relation:
Metadata Record Fess Took Me for a Polysaccha-ride [August 1935] pdf (173,195 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/DHBBFC.pdf
Box Number: 1
Folder Number: 17
Unique Identifier:
DHBBFB
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Folder: MS C 245 (first finding aid)
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2006-06-08
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