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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Letter from Joel Yager, Gordon Strauss to Marshall W. Nirenberg pdf (77,410 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joel Yager, Gordon Strauss to Marshall W. Nirenberg
In this letter the authors identify Nirenberg as a "leader in the field of Neurobiology (Neurochemistry, Neurophysiology, etc) and Behavior." They request advice for directions in the field and include a questionnaire designed to identify the "cutting edges" in psychiatry and the behavioral sciences.
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1980-11-21 (November 21, 1980)
Yager, Joel
Strauss, Gordon
University of California, Los Angeles
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Reproduced with permission of Joel Yager.
Exhibit Category:
From Neuroblastoma to Homeobox Genes, 1976-1992
Box Number: 10
Folder Number: 6
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Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Physical Condition:
Series: Series III: Laboratory Administration, [1959]-1993
SubSeries: Daily Books, 1968-1996
Folder: #97 - #154 [includes photos], 1980 Oct-1982 Jan
November 21, 1980
Dear Dr. Nirenberg:
We are trying to identify the "cutting edges" in psychiatry and the behavioral sciences. We are surveying the leaders in the field and the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA named you as a leader in the field of Neurobiology (Neurochemistry, Neurophysiology, etc.) and Behavior. We would like you to answer four broad questions, both in your identified area of special expertise and in psychiatry as a whole, including basic and clinical sciences. Having your answers will be especially important if our study is to be both complete and representative.
In answering the enclosed questionnaires don't hesitate to include individuals, events or articles which are off the beaten path. Also, while unbridled modesty is not called for here, please do not list more than two of your own publications. Finally, treat the numbers on the questionnaires as upper limits, not as minimums.
We realize that answering our questions will take time and thought, but we believe you'll find the process stimulating. If we receive a substantial return we intend to publish the results. We hope this information will alert others to up-and-coming issues, increase awareness of how colleagues perceive the significance of new developments, and aid in curriculum development for mental health educational programs.
We have enclosed a pre-addressed envelope and would appreciate receiving your completed questionnaires as soon as possible. Thank you for your assistance.
Joel Yager, M.D.
Associate Professor
Gordon Strauss, M.D.
Assistant Professor
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