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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Andrew Blake to Marshall W. Nirenberg pdf (72,534 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Andrew Blake to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Description:
Blake, director of Seriously Ill for Medical Research (a patients group supporting the humane and necessary use of animals in medical research), asks for Nirenberg's view on medical research. He informs Nirenberg that he has written all Nobel laureates in physiology or medicine and asks a common question of each, "Do we really need animal experiments in medical research?"
Number of Image Pages:
1 (72,534 Bytes)
Date:
1996-04-19 (April 19, 1996)
Creator:
Blake, Andrew
Seriously Ill for Medical Research
Recipient:
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Seriously Ill for Medical Research.
Exhibit Category:
Beyond the Laboratory: Professional, Personal, and Political Life, 1967-2002
Box Number: 20
Folder Number: 6
Unique Identifier:
JJBBZQ
Accession Number:
2000-059
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Series III: Laboratory Administration, [1959]-1993
SubSeries: Daily Books, 1968-1996
Folder: [unnumbered], 1996 Jan-1997 Feb
Transcript:
19 April 1996
Dear Dr Nirenberg
I am the founder and director of Seriously Ill for Medical Research (SIMR), a patients group supporting the humane and necessary use of animals in medical research. SIMR was formed in 1991 by patients who were outraged by animal rights actions that threatened medical research.
SIMR's main objective is to promote a greater public understanding of the methods, aims and benefits of medical research and the role of animal research.
I am writing to all Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine as your views on medical research are highly respected. I wanted to address the common question, "Do we really need animal experiments in medical research?"
Your answers will be compiled and then presented to the media in a special report. Your name will only be used if you have added any comment at the end of the questionnaire.
I would like a reply by no later than 31 May, if possible.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely
Andrew Blake
Director
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