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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Albert Baird Hastings to Marshall W. Nirenberg pdf (85,700 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Albert Baird Hastings to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Description:
This letter congratulates Nirenberg for his work and honors while thanking him for the "sparkling and impressive" presentation made before the Public Health Service Council.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (85,700 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
1962?
Creator:
Hastings, Albert Baird
Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation
Recipient:
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Albert Baird Hastings.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
United States Public Health Service
Exhibit Categories:
Synthetic RNA and the Poly-U Experiments, 1959-1962
Public Reactions to the Genetic Code, 1961-1968
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 32
Unique Identifier:
JJBBGL
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:
June 24
Dear Dr. Nirenberg:
I congratulate you on your work and on the honor that has been bestowed upon you for it. But I am writing you especially because of the sparkling and impressive presentation you made to our Council on Saturday.
Though we did not know the details of the subject, you gave us a sense of intuitive understanding. It was a fine job.
I envy you the life and times you have ahead of you -- and I am glad that you are having this phase of it in the Public Health Service.
As you probably know the University of Michigan is my
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Alma Mater -- and Hal Christiansen is one of my Ph.D's. I may therefore the pride in you as a sort of scientific grandson.
You may not know, [ . . . ], that I entered the Public Health Service in 1917 (Assistant Sanitary Chemist, attached to the Hygiene Laboratory, the forerunner of N.I.H..). I stayed in it until 1921, during which I got my Ph.D. As a result I feel a great debt to the P.H.S. -- and work for it whenever they ask me. So far, I'm on my fourth Council, and have been in on the establishment of the fellowship and Grant programs, Tahm [?], Shock, Anform [?] and many others, I count as my "boys".
With great faith in your future --
Most sincerely,
Baird Hastings
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2007-02-22
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