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The Michael Heidelberger Papers

Title:
[Lab notes from Michael Heidelberger and Oswald Avery's experiments on pneumococcus bacteria and polysaccharides (1 of 4)] pdf (51,259,268 Bytes)
[Lab notes from Michael Heidelberger and Oswald Avery's experiments on pneumococcus bacteria and polysaccharides (1 of 4)]
Description:
The laboratory notes document Heidelberger's and Oswald Avery's seminal experiments, conducted between 1923 and 1925, through which they found that powerful antigens of type-specific pneumococcus bacteria were polysaccharides--carbohydrates--not proteins, as scientists had assumed. Heidelberger and Avery showed that it was what Avery had called the "soluble specific substance" (soluble because it could be dissolved in saline solution), the polysaccharides, contained in the capsules of the various types of pneumococcus bacteria, which determined the virulence of each type. Their discovery was a crucial advance in the application of chemistry to immunology. For the rest of his long scientific career, Heidelberger explored the many implications of this discovery both for experimental science and for medicine.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
28 (51,259,268 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
October 1923-November 1925
Creator:
[Heidelberger, Michael]
[Avery, Oswald T.]
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Polysaccharides
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Exhibit Category:
The Making of an Immunologist: Heidelberger's Years at the Rockefeller Institute, 1912-1927
Relation:
Metadata Record [Lab notes from Michael Heidelberger and Oswald Avery's experiments on pneumococcus bacteria and polysaccharides (2 of 4)] [1923-1925] pdf (66,605,451 Bytes)
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Metadata Record [Lab notes from Michael Heidelberger and Oswald Avery's experiments on pneumococcus bacteria and polysaccharides (3 of 4)] [April 1925-January 1927] pdf (72,589,642 Bytes)
/ps/access/DHBBLV.pdf
Metadata Record [Lab notes from Michael Heidelberger and Oswald Avery's experiments on pneumococcus bacteria and polysaccharides (4 of 4)] [1925-1927] pdf (53,463,096 Bytes)
/ps/access/DHBBLW.pdf
Box Number: 15
Folder Number: 18
Unique Identifier:
DHBBLS
Document Type:
Laboratory notes
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: MS C 245a (second finding aid)
SubSeries: Research notes, 1929-1990 (bulk 1929-1960)
Folder: Old Notes, SI, GA, Lemon Pectin, etc., c. 1923-27
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2010-02-03
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