Letter from Ronald LaCoss to Marshall W. Nirenberg
LaCoss thanks Nirenberg for meeting with a group of students from the Landon School. He mentions Nirenberg's enthusiasm
for his work and suggests that the students were impressed with his views on working in the field of science.
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1989-12 (December 1989)
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Reproduced with permission of Ronald LaCoss.
Beyond the Laboratory: Professional, Personal, and Political Life, 1967-2002
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for taking time out of your schedule to speak to a group of my students. The
boys were most impressed with your views on working in the field of science. Your enthusiasm for your work was infectious.
I particularly felt that one comment, about making your life's work your hobby, left an indelible message. I wish we could
bottle your philosophy and send it out to science classes across the country. Again my thanks, and all the best these holidays
and in 1990.