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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Mrs. Jonan W. Williams to Marshall W. Nirenberg pdf (76,706 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Mrs. Jonan W. Williams to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Description:
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.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (76,706 Bytes)
Date:
1962-03-16 (March 16, 1962)
Creator:
Williams, Mrs. Jonan W.
Recipient:
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Rights:
Courtesy of Marshall W. Nirenberg.
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Poliomyelitis
Exhibit Category:
Public Reactions to the Genetic Code, 1961-1968
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 31
Unique Identifier:
JJBBFQ
Accession Number:
2001-009
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Series II: Correspondence, 1953-1993
Folder: General, 1953-1977
Transcript:
206 S. Mill
Winnsboro, Texas
March 16, 1962
Dr. Marshall W. Nirenberg
National Institutes of Health
Washington, D.C.
Dear Dr. Nirenberg,
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.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Jonan Williams
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2007-02-26
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