Letter from Frank L. Campbell to Marshall W. Nirenberg
This letter from the executive secretary of the National Research Council seeks comments from Marshall Nirenberg regarding
an article he has written. The article, titled "The Brownstone Tower," was eventually published in the Journal of
the Washington Academy of Sciences 51, vol. 1 (1961).
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1962-02-07 (February 7, 1962)
Campbell, Frank L.
National Academy of Sciences. National Research Council. Division of Biology and Agriculture
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Reproduced with permission of the Archives of the National Academies.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Translating the Code of Life and the Nobel Prize, 1962-1968
Synthetic RNA and the Poly-U Experiments, 1959-1962
Enclosed is a draft copy of my column, called The Brownstone Tower, intended for publication in the March issue of the Journal
of the Washington Academy of Sciences. I should be pleased if you would read it carefully and point out any errors you may
find, particularly in the first paragraph on page 2, in which I try to describe the nature of your work. Please do not hesitate
to treat it severely because I shall be grateful if you will prevent me from making mistakes.
I mentioned the names of your associates and your superiors so that they can share with you whatever recognition may come
to you as a result of this story. I hope you feel that I have been diplomatic in this matter and that I have not seriously
distorted any of the facts presented.
If you can, please telephone your suggestions so that I can submit the manuscript to the editor of the Journal as soon as