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The Michael Heidelberger Papers

Title:
Letter from Richard Willstatter to Michael Heidelberger pdf (32,786 Bytes)
Letter from Richard Willstatter to Michael Heidelberger
Description:
In this letter Heidelberger's former mentor, the organic chemist and Nobel Laureate Richard Willstatter, acknowledged initial doubts regarding Heidelberger's and Oswald Avery's findings in 1923 and 1924 that powerful antigens of type-specific pneumococcus bacteria are polysaccharides. Willstatter had instead thought that "adsorbed traces of a highly reactive unknown substance" might determine the bacteria's pathogenicity. Since then, however, he admitted that it had become clearer that Heidelberger's work "created a great new advance in the field and that you have prevailed completely."
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (32,786 Bytes)
Date:
1932-10-25 (October 25, 1932)
Creator:
Willstatter, Richard
Recipient:
Heidelberger, Michael
Rights:
Courtesy of Michael Heidelberger.
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Polysaccharides
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Exhibit Category:
Biographical Information
Box Number: 2
Folder Number: 3
Unique Identifier:
DHBBKS
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
German
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: MS C 245a (second finding aid)
SubSeries: Correspondence, 1920-1991 (bulk 1956-1989)
Folder: [Letters], 1928-1956
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2007-01-18
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