Monday, May 19, 2008
Joshua Lederberg Papers on the Web (well, most of them)
As a follow up to my previous post about a symposium in honor of Josh Lederberg that is coming up in Washington on Tuesday. There is a nice collection of his "papers" on the web - Profiles in Science: The Joshua Lederberg Papers
By papers they mean everything - letters, notes, drafts, communications, etc. It is quite comprehensive and quite interesting including many discussions with other leading researchers key moments in the history of 20th century biological sciences research. It is worth checking out. I note - despite the availability of this great collection, one part of this life as a scientists is not completely freely available - his publications. Not all are at this site and many are hidden behind the walls of various journals. What a shame. Just about every one of his papers is worth reading.