Reacting to Lysenko

  • William deJong-Lambert
Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 32)


In late October, 1946, the telephone rang while H.J. Muller was in the bathroom shaving. His wife answered and told him it was a reporter from New York who insisted on speaking with him. His face was covered in lather. “Damn it,” he muttered, “what’s the matter?” He grabbed the phone and barked angrily: “Muller!” He listened and replied quietly: “Are you sure? How do you know? Is it really true? Is there any confirmation of that? How can I believe that without any official notice?”


York Time Central Committee American Philosophical Society Soviet Government Vice Minister 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William deJong-Lambert
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  1. 1.CUNY HistoryBronx Community CollegeNYUSA

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