Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Edward L. Tatum


Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Edward L. Tatum
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Tatum, Edward L. (Edward Lawrie), 1909-1975
Date:
19 September 1945
Description:
An important early piece of correspondence between the two scientists on what would eventually be the basis for their Nobel Prize-winning research, i.e., sexual recombination in bacteria. The letter embodies Lederberg's proposal to Tatum to search for such genetic recombination. The letter was written by Lederberg from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was a medical student in the last months of the Navy V-12 program, the war (World War II) having ended only weeks before.
Location:
Box: 8. Folder: 83
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Cell Culture Techniques, Escherichia coli, and Genetics, Microbial
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Language:
English
Legacy ID:
BBAAAC
NLM ID:
101584906X3
Profiles Collection:
The Joshua Lederberg Papers
Story Section:
The Development of Bacterial Genetics
Lederberg Grouping:
CA. Correspondence A.