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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Frances Bacus to Marshall W. Nirenberg pdf (43,438 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Frances Bacus to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Description:
Marshall Nirenberg's fame brought him many different types of requests from the public. In this letter, journalist Frances Bacus requests any information that Nirenberg might have on the genetic basis of racial characteristics, or stereotypes.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (43,438 Bytes)
Date:
1971-12-03 (December 3, 1971)
Creator:
Bacus, Frances
Recipient:
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Rights:
Courtesy of Marshall W. Nirenberg.
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Genetic Code
Continental Population Groups
Exhibit Category:
Public Reactions to the Genetic Code, 1961-1968
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 43
Unique Identifier:
JJBBJT
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:
December 3, 1971
Dear Mr. Nirenberg:
I am writing an article for ADAM magazine titled "Your Race and Your Intellect". Have you done any research in your department that would have a bearing on this subject genetically or otherwise? For instance, are Scotsmen really thrifty, Indians loyal, Frenchmen sexy?
Could you tell me where I could get information that would show race to be a factor in crime rate, intelligence, personality, alcoholism, drug addiction, or any other life pattern that would be of interest to ADAM magazine readers?
Thank you for your interest.
Sincerely,
Frances Bacus
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2008-08-15
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