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The Michael Heidelberger Papers

Letter from Selman A. Waksman, Rutgers University Institute of Microbiology to Michael Heidelberger pdf (40,939 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Selman A. Waksman, Rutgers University Institute of Microbiology to Michael Heidelberger
In this letter Waksman welcomed Heidelberger to his new position as visiting investigator and honorary professor at the Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers, founded by Waksman and endowed with proceeds from his discovery of streptomycin. Heidelberger spent nine years at the institute, the first phase of a long and active retirement.
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1954-04-29 (April 29, 1954)
Waksman, Selman A.
Rutgers University. Institute of Microbiology
Heidelberger, Michael
Reproduced with permission of Byron H. Waksman.
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"If I Have a Few More Years to Work, I'm Going Ahead": An Active Retirement, 1954-1991
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Folder Number: 7
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Letters (correspondence)
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Folder: MS C 245 (first finding aid)
April 29, 1954
My dear Michael:
Upon returning from Washington where I attended the meetings of the National Academy, I found your letter of April 24. We are all extremely happy that you are going to be with us. Your presence here will add considerably to the creation of a research atmosphere at this new Institute. I hope that the foundation that we will lay during the next few years will serve as an important milestone in the history of microbiology and will serve to attract young investigators from this and other countries who will come here to work in the field of microbiology and help to advance this important science.
We are all looking forward to having you in our midst.
Mrs. Waksman joins me in sending our best wishes to you.
Cordially yours,
Selman A. Waksman
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