Filtering Flask - Used by Dr. Jay A. Levy

Filtering Flask - Used by Dr. Jay A. Levy

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In 1983–84, both Dr. Luc Montagnier, Pasteur Institute, Paris, and Dr. Robert Gallo, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, discovered HIV. They resolved the dispute over priority by sharing recognition as co-discoverers and co-patentees of the test kit, and by the equal sharing of all royalties. In 1983 Dr. Jay Levy and his colleagues at the University of Califonia at San Francisco also isolated the virus. Levy used this equipment to collect cell cultures and tally cells during his HIV research.
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Object Name
filtering flask
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
overall: 57.912 cm x 17.78 cm x 32.258 cm; 22 13/16 in x 7 in x 12 11/16 in
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Credit Line
Gift of the University of California San Francisco through Dr. Jay Levy
Science & Scientific Instruments
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National Museum of American History
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