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Letter from Harold Varmus to David W. Kingsbury, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital pdf (59,378 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Harold Varmus to David W. Kingsbury, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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1984-02-02 (February 2, 1984)
Varmus, Harold
Kingsbury, David W.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Original Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Archives and Special Collections. Harold E. Varmus Papers
Reproduced with permission of the Regents of the University of California.
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Retroviruses and the Genetic Origins of Cancer, 1970-1993
Metadata Record Letter from David W. Kingsbury, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to Harold Varmus (January 25, 1984) pdf (82,394 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Box Number: 2
Folder Number: 13
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: UCSF Collections
SubSeries: Collection Number MSS 88-47
SubSubSeries: Human Retrovirus Study Group, 1981-1987
Folder: Human retrovirus study group correspondence, 1981-1987
February 2, 1984
Dear David:
Many thanks for your insightful letter. The only place where you are less than a seer is in the matter of the revision of RNA Tumor Viruses. Yes, we are really at it again, spurred on by the prospect of a two-volume paperback edition with massive supplements to existing chapters, plus a very lengthy appendix of maps and sequences. In fact, I just received Natalie's (relatively brief) update to Chapter 2.
You have correctly sensed from my avoidance behavior that my heart is not in this job -- at least in the matter of putting together the Intervirology piece you keep requesting. Taxonomy is not at the bottom of my list when I can see the substantive issues more clearly; for example, I was deeply involved in working out the nomenclature for onc genes. But I have taken your suggestions to heart, and I have written to Natalie Teich to see whether she would be willing to assume this position in my stead -- or, at the least, take responsibility for preparing the Intervirology piece you seek.
I'll be back in touch soon.
With best regards,
Harold E. Varmus, M.D.
American Cancer Society
Research Professor
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