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The Harold Varmus Papers

Title:
Letter from Harold Varmus to Lennert Phillipson, Waltenberg Labs pdf (35,922 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Harold Varmus to Lennert Phillipson, Waltenberg Labs
Number of Image Pages:
1 (35,922 Bytes)
Date:
1971-09-02 (September 2, 1971)
Creator:
Varmus, Harold
Recipient:
Phillipson, Lennert
Waltenberg Labs
Source:
Original Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Archives and Special Collections. Harold E. Varmus Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Regents of the University of California.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Cell Transformation, Viral
Exhibit Category:
Retroviruses and the Genetic Origins of Cancer, 1970-1993
Box Number: 1
Folder Number: 1
Unique Identifier:
MVBBBF
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: UCSF Collections
SubSeries: Collection Number MSS 84-25
SubSubSeries: Correspondence, 1971-1984
Folder: Correspondence, 1971
Transcript:
September 2, 1971
Dear Dr. Phillipson:
I am sorry to have missed your phone call, but I was obliged to spend more time than anticipated outside the New York area. When I returned, I found you had already left for Boston and Sweden.
However, I have been recently persuaded by my own confusing data that the best way for us to approach the study of transformed mammalian cells is to infect our own cells with our own virus, monitoring carefully for transformation, contaminating C-type particles, gs antigen, and virus recovery by cell fusion. I feel our biochemistry has outdistanced our biology, and I am trying to rectify this situation by examining freshly transformed lines we are capable of establishing and checking ourselves.
I am, of course, still interested in your cell lines, but at present, I do not have time to grow and work with them. Perhaps when the project has progressed further, I could ask you for some.
Again, thanks for your interest in helping us.
Yours,
Harold E. Varmus, M.D.
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2008-09-23
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