A bacteriologist from MIT, Salvador E. Luria's work with Max Delbruck on bacteriophage demonstrated that bacterial resistance to certain phages arose through genetic mutations. His later work showed that phages also mutate genetically. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1969 with Max Delbruck and Alfred D. Hershey. The collection is organized into seven series: I. Correspondence, 1938-1992 ; IIa. Subject Files, 1938-1990 ; IIb. Personal Material. 1923-1991 ; III. Works by Luria, 1938-1987 ; IV. Works by Others, 1944-1990 ; V. Research Notes and Notebooks, 1941-1979 ; VI. Course Material, 1931-1991 ; VII. Photographs and Negatives, 1957-1982. Arrangement: Alphabetical by folder title and then chronological within each folder.
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American Association for the Advancement of Science | American Philosophical Society | American Society for Microbiology | Anderson, Thomas Foxen, 1911-1991 | Annual reports. | Bacterial genetics | Bacteriophage and viral genetics | Bacteriophages-Genetics | Behavioral genetics, IQ | Biochemistry and organic chemistry | Biographical and personal data | Bolton, Ellis T. | Borek, Ernest, 1911-1986 | Boston Area Faculty Group on Public Issues | Business | Cancer, chemotherapy | Carlson, Elof Axel | Carnegie Institution of Washington | Central America-Foreign relations-1979- | Civil defense | Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | Columbia University | Committee activities | Conferences and symposia | Congratulations, greetings, thanks | Congratulations, greetings, thanks -- Horwitz Prize | Congratulations, greetings, thanks -- Nobel Prize | Crick, Francis H. C. | Crow, James F. | Darwin, Charles | Davis, Bernard D., 1916-1994 | Delbruck, Max | Demerec, Milislav | Dobzhansky, Theodosius Grigorievich, 1900-1975 | Doermann, August H | Editorial matters | Educational matters | Ethical issues | Federation of American Scientists | Fellowships, assistantships | Fondation Royaumont | Genetics | Genetics Society of America | Glass, Bentley | Graduate study | Gunsalus, I. C. (Irwin Clyde) | Harvard University | Hershey, Alfred Day | History of biology, especially genetics | Hollaender, Alexander | Honors -- Horwitz Prize | Honors -- Nobel Prize | Honors -- Sc.D. | Human genetics | International Cell Research Organization | International Congress of Genetics | Jacob, Francois | Laboratory notebooks | Laboratory notes | Laboratory techniques, equipment | Lantern slides | Lectures | Lectures, public speaking | Lederberg, Joshua | Luria, S. E. (Salvador Edward), 1912-1991 | Lwoff, Andre | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | McClintock, Barbara | McClintock, Barbara, 1902-1992 | Medical research | Microbial genetics | Molecular biology | Molecular genetics | Monod, Jacques | Muller, Hermann Joseph | National Academy of Sciences | National Research Council | Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine | Nobel Prizes | Nuclear energy | Nuclear weapons | Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994 | Photoprints | Political issues | Political issues -- Atomic weapons | Political participation | Preservation of historical materials | Protozoan genetics | Publication | Publication -- Not in Our Genes | Publication -- Science | Publication -- The Path to the Double Helix | Radiation genetics | Recommendations | Requests for reprints | Research support | Russian politics and science | Salk Institute for Biological Studies. | Scientific organizations, meetings, programs | Statistics, biostatistics, biometrics | Stern, Curt | Teaching | Travel -- France | Travel -- Invitations, arrangements | United States. National Institutes of Health | University of Pennsylvania | Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc. | Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975 | Viral genetics | Wallace, Bruce | Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) | Wiesel, Elie, 1928-