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Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Arthur J. Walker pdf (44,940 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Francis Crick to Arthur J. Walker
Description:
Crick thanks Walker for his letter and expresses both wishfulness that his work "could be used to make people feel better and better" but also doubt that "there is a simple effect of environment on character" as Walker suggests. Crick anticipates insight in this area will come from study of the higher nervous system more than it will come from biochemical genetics.
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (44,940 Bytes)
Date:
1962-02-02 (February 2, 1962)
Creator:
Crick, Francis
Recipient:
Walker, Arthur J.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Francis Crick.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Environment
Exhibit Category:
Public Reactions to the Genetic Code, 1961-1968
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Arthur J. Walker to Francis Crick, Leslie Barnett, Sydney Brenner, and R. J. Watts-Tobin (February 1, 1962) pdf (170,888 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record Letter from Arthur J. Walker to Marshall W. Nirenberg and J. Heinrich Matthaei (May 3, 1962) pdf (53,763 Bytes) ocr (1,211 Bytes)
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Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 31
Unique Identifier:
JJBBGS
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:
2nd February, 1962.
Dear Mr. Walker,
Thank you for your letter. I wish that our work could be used to make people feel better and act better, but it will be many years before we are likely to be able to do this. I very much doubt if there a simple effect of environment on character, apart from the well-known effects of a hot climate. In any case I think that research on the higher nervous system is more likely to lead to scientific insight into man's behaviour than our work will.
Thanking you for your good wishes.
Yours sincerely,
F. H. C. Crick
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-08-14
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