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1974-11-27 (November 27, 1974)
Schmickel, Roy D.
University of Michigan Medical Center
Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. Daniel Nathans Collection
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Restriction Enzymes and the "New Genetics," 1970-1980
November 27, 1974
The day after I talked to you I called Ken Murray in Edinburgh. I was happy to hear from him and that he had dictated a letter
that morning asking me to spend the year with him. I am looking forward to that year very much. Obviously the types of things
that can be done in this lab would not be much different than what could be accomplished in your lab, however, the chance
to spend time abroad and to meet a new group of people is very exciting.
I certainly appreciate your help. Dr. Murray stated that you wrote a letter which was very helpful to me. Obviously I wouldn't
be in this area of research at all if it hadn't been for the excitement and interest which was generated during my fellowship
with you. Having gotten a basic feeling for research has made it possible to think about things I wouldn't have dreamed
of seven years ago. Thanks again and I look forward to discussing my sabbatical work with you.
Roy D. Schmickel, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Human Genetics
[HANDWRITTEN RESPONSE: Dear Roy,
Thanks for letting me know about next year. That's great news, Ken had also written to tell me he and Noreen looked forward
to having you. Keep in touch with me about your work.