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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Title:
Second Annual Norton Levy Memorial Lecture Presents Nobel Laureate Marshall Nirenberg pdf (116,070 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Second Annual Norton Levy Memorial Lecture Presents Nobel Laureate Marshall Nirenberg
Description:
This press release announces Nirenberg's lecture on "the future of genetics and the importance of using this knowledge in an appropriate way."
Number of Image Pages:
2 (116,070 Bytes)
Date:
1985-03-22 (March 22, 1985)
Creator:
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
Beyond the Laboratory: Professional, Personal, and Political Life, 1967-2002
Box Number: 129
Folder Number: 23
Unique Identifier:
JJBBYK
Document Type:
Press releases
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Series VI: Professional Activities, 1951-2002
SubSeries: Lectures and Talks, [ca. 1957]-1985
Folder: "Genetics -- Prospects and Issues for Society," Morton Levy Memorial Lecture Series (Orlando, FL), 1985 Mar 24
Transcript:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 1985
SECOND ANNUAL MORTON LEVY MEMORIAL LECTURE PRESENTS NOBEL LAUREATE MARSHALL NIRENBERG
The Second Annual Morton Levy Memorial Lecture on Sunday, March 24th at 7:30 p.m. at the Loch Haven Art Center, will present Marshall W. Nirenberg, Ph.D., recipient of the Nobel Prize in 1968 for uncovering the structure of the genetic code.
Dr. Nirenberg's discovery has important implications for genetic engineering and may one day provide the cure for certain inherited diseases. He will discuss the future of genetics and the importance of using this knowledge in an appropriate way.
The Morton Levy Memorial Lecture Series was created to perpetuate the memory of long-time Orlando physician Morton Levy, who died in 1983. The annual programs are devoted to preserving the ideals by which Dr. Levy lived his life and are presented by his family and colleagues from Orlando Regional Medical Center.
His wife, Rita Levy, says the lecture series deals with a part of living that was close to Dr. Levy's heart. "It's the philosophy of medicine--the philosophy of humanism--that says the patient, above all, is most important."
Morton Levy was the grandson of a pioneer Jewish family that settled in Orlando in 1911. What made Dr. Levy unique in the medical community and in the lives of his patients and friends was the blending of his medical skills with his compassion and love of people. Dr. Levy felt that preserving the dignity of his patients was essential to their proper medical care.
"Morton Levy made a tremendous contribution toward raising the standard of medical ethics and medical practice in this community," says Barry Seiger, M.D., Chairman of the Morton Levy Memorial Lecture Committee. "It's because of that contribution that we honor Morton Levy with this annual lecturship."
The first Morton Levy Memorial Lecture was held in 1984 and featured Nobel Laureate Rosalyn Yalow, who discussed radioimmunoassay testing, a technique she developed which revolutionized biomedical research and laboratory diagnosis. Dr. Yalow's lecture focused on society's fear of radiation and the value of radioactive substances when used constructively in science and medicine.
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