File 4 - Burkitt's lymphoma experiments

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Burkitt's lymphoma experiments


  • 1963–1968 (Creation)

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These notebooks described experiments carried out by Sir Anthony to investigate Burkitt's lymphoma. These studies involved growing malignant lymphoblasts (immune cell predecessors) from patients. Sir Anthony and Dr Bert G. Achong initially studied three strains of Burkitt's lymphoblasts from Uganda (EB1, EB2, and EB3), strain SL1 from Nigeria, and strain QIMR-GOR from New Guinea. There were 5 strains of the Epstein-Barr virus by 1968. Notebooks are grouped in order of book number. Each notebook contains loose strips of papers to mark significant sections and markers taped to the pages to delineate each Epstein-Barr virus strain, and includes loose notes.

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Dates appear to overlap, because research data is organized by virus strain and experiment number; arrangement is only chronological per experiment. The data per experiment and strain then possibly follows on from one book to another.

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