Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. Daniel Nathans Collection
Reproduced with permission of the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives.
New Directions: Growth Signals and Cellular Responses, 1980-1999
Memorandum from Daniel Nathans to Thomas B. Turner (March 4, 1981)
March 10, 1981
Your courtesy in writing me about the proposal for changing the name of the Department of Microbiology is much appreciated.
It is a sign of evolution, if not revolution, and it is proper to try to reflect function.
I remind you that I was responsible for the change of name from Bacteriology to Microbiology, which made some persons frown.