Letter from V. Richard Damerell to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Damerell informs Nirenberg that Dr. Robert B. Livingston has developed a "Philosophy for Survival" that may provide
a philosophical basis for research. The basic theory "suggests that the human energy state, or more specifically, the
cell energy state, should play a role in the incidence and prevention of cancer."
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1969-01-07 (January 7, 1969)
Damerell, V. Richard
Case Western Reserve University. Department of Chemistry
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
[National Heart and Lung Institute. Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics]
Courtesy of Marshall W. Nirenberg.
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As I was about to mail the enclosed material to
Dr. Robert B. Livingston, the thought came that this
philosophy might also hold some interest for you, since
it seems to bring together much vital frontier work
into a unification with nature.
I will be honored if you, too, will read the
article A PHILOSOPHY FOR SURVIVAL. If it helps in any
small way to provide a philosophical base for your
research I will be most happy that I sent it to you.
Thank you for any interest this may arouse.
V. R. Damerell
P.S. The basic theory in the enclosed article suggests
that the human energy state, or more specifically the
cell energy state, should play a role in the incidence
and prevention of cancer. I am sure the NIH has gone into