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Gallery 17: Oswald Avery's memorandum of appointment

Gallery 17:  Oswald Avery's  memorandum of appointment
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Memo approving Avery's appointment to the Rockefeller Institute.
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oswald avery, rockefeller institute, memorandum, appointment
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16385. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 1
Commenting on Avery as a scientific group leader and as a person.
16386. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 2
Relating how Avery was a successful orator while an undergraduate at Colgate University, and his subsequent disdain for public speaking as a scientist.
16387. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 3
Describing the in vitro transformation experiments: the effect of removing polysaccharides from the bacterial extracts.
16388. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 4
Describing the in vitro transformation experiments: the effect of destroying nucleic acids.
16389. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 5
Characterizing the resistence to the discovery of DNA as the transforming factor: running against existing dogma.
16390. Video 17: Maclyn McCarty, clip 6
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