Letter from Mrs. Jonan W. Williams to Marshall W. Nirenberg
In this handwritten letter, a woman from Texas responds to an article in Look magazine by asking Nirenberg for information
regarding his research as it applies to treatment for nerve damage caused by polio. Williams offers Nirenberg prayers and
hope for success in his work.
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1962-03-16 (March 16, 1962)
Williams, Mrs. Jonan W.
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Courtesy of Marshall W. Nirenberg.
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In a recent issue of "Look Magazine" I read of your work with nucleic acids and especially with the molecule called
DNA. The article was fascinating -- especially to me, since I am a polio victim. I wonder if your research in any way indicates
a help for the nerve damage caused by
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such diseases as polio. Any information you might be able to give me would be greatly appreciated.
I wish that I could be of some assistance to your research, and I do offer my prayers for your success in all your work.