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Alfred Day Hershey - bibliography

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American biochemist, born, December 4, 1908ΒΈ515 E. Mason St. Owosso, Michigan; died May 22, 1997, Syosset, NY.


  • Franklin W. Stahl:
    We Can Sleep Later: Alfred D. Hershey and the Originsof Molecular Biology.
    New York: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. 2000.

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