Letter from Lewis J. Brown to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Brown, Nirenberg's former roommate, congratulates Nirenberg on the receipt of the 1966 Research Corporation Award and
offers belated congratulations for the President's Award of Merit. Personal details and an offer for Nirenberg to visit
the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix are included.
Item is handwritten.
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1967-02-09 (February 9, 1967)
Brown, Lewis J.
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Reproduced with permission of Lewis J. Brown.
Translating the Code of Life and the Nobel Prize, 1962-1968
Letter from Lewis J. Brown to Marshall W. Nirenberg [transcript] [9 February 1967]
Just a brief note of congratulations from an old roommate on receipt of the 1966 Research Corporation Award. (Including the
cash award that accompanies this honor) -- there was a brief squib in the AMA journal but my brother (Monie [?]) sent me a
full page from one of his journals about same. Also, a belated congrats on the Presiden'ts [sic] Award which I had not
heard about and may be more of an honor than your [sic] more recent acquisition.
You have done wonderfully well since we last visited with you in Chicago and no doubt will continue in the same manner in
the future. I have no doubt you will be making that trip to Stockholm soon to meet the King of Sweden.
My folks were in D.C. last fall and talked with you via phone so I'm told. They are getting along nicely although both
have had their share of illnesses the past few years.
I'm actively engaged in practice with the other men listed above. We have two children (1 female -- 1 male) and are expecting
a third this summer. I was supposed to enter the Army (and Vietnam) in February but they have delayed the call now until the
summer -- perhaps (hopefully) this dirty conflict will be over by then.
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I'm a staff member of the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix -- devoted to clinical care, clinical and basic research
in nervous system illnesses. We have several biochemists on our staff who would be interested in hearing your work. Might
give you an opportunity to come to this part pf the country for a vacation away from the snow and cold of the East -- plus
providing a tax deduction. Would like to see you again soon and meet your spouse. In any event, give it a little thought.
Again, the true [?] purpose of this communication is to convey our warmest good wishes and congratulations on your recent
award(s) and for continued good success in the future.