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The Christian B. Anfinsen Papers

Title:
Letter from Christian B. Anfinsen to Anonymous pdf (48,210 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Christian B. Anfinsen to Anonymous
Description:
Although this draft of this letter is not addressed to a specific person, the final version was likely sent to Soviet leader Konstantin Chernenko, who had recently succeeded Yuri Andropov. In it, Anfinsen encouraged better treatment for Soviet scientist Yuri Orlav, who was jailed for "anti-Soviet agitation."
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (48,210 Bytes)
Date:
1984-06-19 (June 19, 1984)
Creator:
Anfinsen, Christian B.
Recipient:
Anonymous
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Libby Anfinsen.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Human Rights
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 9
Unique Identifier:
KKBBDM
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1965-1999
SubSeries: Alphabetical Files, 1983-1991
Folder: Committee of Concerned Scientists, Inc., 1983-1990
Transcript:
June 19, 1984
Dear
Once again, I have the sad task of participating in an appeal to you and your Government for a decrease in the severity of treatment of Dr. Yuri Orlov. From what we hear, Dr. Orlov is now quite ill and continues to be at work in spite of his condition. As a human being, he certainly deserves at least a limited opportunity to be seen by physicians and dentists, and treated according to his needs. He must, by now, certainly have repaid the U.S.S.R. for what was really quite a mild misdemeanor -- so-called anti-Soviet agitation. As I remember, Professor Orlov's early efforts were concerned with attempts to monitor the agreements into which the U.S.S.R. had entered in Helsinki together with a large number of other nations. I sincerely believe that Dr. Orlov performed in this manner for his country, not against it. I do hope that you will be able to be of some help to him.
Sincerely yours,
Dr. Christian B. Anfinsen
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