Joshua Lederberg Papers 1904-2008

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Joshua Lederberg Papers 1904-2008

Lederberg (1925-2008) was winner of the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Tatum and George W. Beadle "for his discoveries concerning genetic recombination and the organization of the genetic material of bacteria", professor of genetics at Stanford University, president of Rockfeller University, and public servant to presidents, national groups and governmental organizations.

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