Letter from Edwin C. Whitehead and Paul G. Rogers to Marshall W. Nirenberg
The Chairman and the Vice Chairman of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine inform Nirenberg that he has been awarded
the National Library of Medicine Medal as a living Nobel laureate in medicine and biology. As one America's most distinguished
scientists, Nirenberg was selected as part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the National Library of Medicine.
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1986-06-06 (June 6, 1986)
Whitehead, Edwin C.
Rogers, Paul G.
Friends of the National Library of Medicine
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics
Reproduced with permission of Susan Whitehead.
Beyond the Laboratory: Professional, Personal, and Political Life, 1967-2002
To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the National Library of Medicine, the Library wishes to award the National Library of
Medicine Medal to living American Nobel Laureates in medicine and biology. We hope that you will be willing to accept this
The Friends of the National Library of Medicine are planning a commemorative event in Washington for September 16 and 17.
The highlight of this two-day gala will be a reception and dinner, during which the medals will be formally presented.
We have asked President Reagan to be the presenter and the affair will be attended by members of Congress and distinguished
members of the American scientific community.
We believe it is fitting and proper that the National Library of Medicine, as one of America's great medical institutions,
present this medal to you, one of America's most distinguished scientists.
1986 marks an important milestone for the Library and the commemorative medal will honor this occasion.
We are writing this letter now to be sure the date can be reserved on your calendar. We will be sending you further details.
Not only should this be a most historic moment, but also a gala celebration party, for you, your colleagues and peers, and
We would very much appreciate an indication of your ability to attend.