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Poem by student of Hermann J. Muller with accompanying drawing by Elof Carlson made for Muller's 65th Birthday Celebration


Description
Typed poem by a student of Hermann J. Muller with accompanying drawing by Elof Carlson in honor of Muller's 65th Birthday, 1955. Poems were contributed by Muller's graduate students (Elof Carlson, Seymour Abrahamson, Abraham P. Schalet, Irwin Herskowitz, Irwin Oster, Helen Unger Meyer, Margaret Edmondson, Vera Crowell, Shanta Iyengar, and Sara Helen Frye) although individual authors are unknown.
Haldane's Organic Soup", "Hid within a Primeval Tureen / (Though denied by the knave Oparin) / There arose DNA / Or a unit, let's say, / That Muller maintains was THE GENE. / Thus 'twas out of a chemical ooze / Nature fashioned this unit to use. / Was this gene, so unseen, DNA or protein? / That depends on the teacher you choose.
Archivist's Notes
Carlson, Elof Axel
HJM03_0018_006.pdf

Citation

Carlson, Elof Axel, “Poem by student of Hermann J. Muller with accompanying drawing by Elof Carlson made for Muller's 65th Birthday Celebration,” CSHL Archives Repository, Reference HJM/1/3/1.129998, accessed February 16, 2019, http://libgallery.cshl.edu/items/show/58590.