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The Harold Varmus Papers

Title:
Letter from Harold Varmus to David W. Kingsbury, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford pdf (45,412 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Harold Varmus to David W. Kingsbury, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford
Description:
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (45,412 Bytes)
Date:
1984-12-19 (December 19, 1984)
Creator:
Varmus, Harold
Recipient:
Kingsbury, David W.
University of Oxford. Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
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):
Terminology as Topic
HIV
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Retroviridae
Exhibit Category:
AIDS and HIV: Science, Politics, and Controversy, 1981-1993
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from David W. Kingsbury, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford to Harold Varmus (January 4, 1985) pdf (41,612 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/MVBBLC.pdf
Box Number: 2
Folder Number: 13
Unique Identifier:
MVBBLB
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: UCSF Collections
SubSeries: Collection Number MSS 88-47
SubSubSeries: Human Retrovirus Study Group, 1981-1987
Folder: Human retrovirus study group correspondence, 1981-1987
Transcript:
December 19, 1984
Dear David:
Thanks for your newsletter. As you probably know, we have updated the summary of Retroviridae for Intervirology (a minor task), and we are anticipating some difficulty with finding a suitable name for the AIDS virus. I am waiting for the dust to settle from the nucleotide sequencing (done or almost done in four labs at least) before convening a subcommittee. But it is clear that the AIDS virus is no more related to HTLV-I than to any other retrovirus on the basis of sequence comparison. Would you like to tell Bob Gallo it shouldn't be called HTLV-III?
Best regards,
Harold E, Varmus, M.D.
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-08-14
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