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The Daniel Nathans Papers

Title:
Memorandum from Daniel Nathans to Thomas B. Turner pdf (49,524 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Memorandum from Daniel Nathans to Thomas B. Turner
Description:
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (49,524 Bytes)
Date:
1981-03-04 (March 4, 1981)
Creator:
Nathans, Daniel
Recipient:
Turner, Thomas B.
Johns Hopkins University. School of Medicine
Source:
Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. Daniel Nathans Collection
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Joanne Nathans.
Exhibit Category:
New Directions: Growth Signals and Cellular Responses, 1980-1999
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Thomas B. Turner to Daniel Nathans (March 10, 1981) pdf (28,567 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/PDBBDF.pdf
Unique Identifier:
PDBBDG
Document Type:
Memorandums
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
March 4, 1981
Dear Tommy:
I want to let you know that our departmental faculty has proposed a change in the name of our department to "Molecular Biology and Genetics". Over the past decade our major strength has been in molecular and microbial genetics, and with the move to the Pre-clinical Teaching Building next year, we will be adding new staff interested in the molecular genetics of higher animals. These changes reflect the remarkable development of new genetic tools and the increasing importance of genetics to all of biology and medicine.
We discussed for some time whether to retain "Microbiology" in our department's name. The reason for not doing so is that for the future we want to emphasize the genetics of higher organisms even though we will retain an interest in microbes. The department will continue to teach basic microbiology, but we are discussing the possibility of establishing an administratively distinct unit in immunology. In the long run it may be desirable to re-establish a Department of Microbiology or Immunology and Microbiology.
With warm regards,
Sincerely,
Daniel Nathans
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2009-11-27
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