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The Christian B. Anfinsen Papers

Letter from Christian B. Anfinsen [re: nuclear disarmament] pdf (95,122 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Christian B. Anfinsen [re: nuclear disarmament]
This variation of the modern chain letter, which Anfinsen sent to several colleagues (enumerated on the second page), was designed to mobilize renowned scientists in favor of nuclear disarmament.
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1983-08-23 (August 23, 1983)
Anfinsen, Christian B.
Reproduced with permission of Libby Anfinsen.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Nuclear Warfare
Exhibit Category:
Humanitarian and Political Activism, 1967-1994
Box Number: 10
Folder Number: 3
Unique Identifier:
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Physical Condition:
Series: Correspondence, 1965-1999
SubSeries: Chronological Files, 1965-1999
Folder: 1983 July-August
August 23, 1983
I just received from Russ Doolittle of the University of California, San Diego a chain letter originated by Professor Ito in Japan. This letter is an attempt to mobilize world scientific opinion in favor of total nuclear disarmament. Professor Ito's idea is that if each scientist will send his or her own version of the letter you are now reading favoring universal nuclear disarmament to ten of his or her colleagues, asking them again to spread the chain, that an extraordinarily large number of signatures could be accumulated in favor of this vital move. Could you please send your letter to ten colleagues (no doubt there will be some overlap among lists) and a copy of your letter to Professor Y. Ito (Laboratory of Applied Entomology and Nematology, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan)? I enclose the list on which my name appeared as well as my list of ten.
Dr. Christian B. Anfinsen
R. Doolittle's list
G. M. Fuller University of Texas
C. B. Anfinsen Johns Hopkins
M. G. Rossmann Purdue University
M. R. Bernfield Stanford University
A. Kropf Amherst College
J. M. Buchanan Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S. Magnusson University of Aarhus
J. J. Pisano National Institutes of Health
E. Zuckerkandl Linus Pauling Institute
A. C. Wilson University of California, Berkeley
C. B. Anfinsen's list
B. N. Ames University of California, Berkeley
G. G. Ashwell National Institutes of Health
R. L. Baldwin Stanford University Medical Center
P. Berg Stanford University Medical Center
K. E. Bloch Harvard University
P. P. Cohen University of Wisconsin
H. E. Umbarger Purdue University
L. Bers Columbia University
M. Kac University of Southern California
A. A. Penzias Bell Laboratories
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