Reflecting his growing social concern, Luria digressed from the announced topic of this symposium at the University of Rochester,
the "Impact of Genetics on Medicine," to discuss instead the relationship of biology and social concerns. He specifically
addressed what he perceived to be the increase in pressure being placed on biologists to focus on what Luria categorizes as
essentially social problems, such as environmental degradation, industrial pollution, population increases, urbanization,
and crime. A similar version of this talk appeared as an article in the "New York Review of Books" on 22 February
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
12 (865,583 Bytes)
1973-11-01 (November 1, 1973)
Luria, Salvador E.
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Salvador Luria Papers
Reproduced with permission of Daniel D. Luria.
Reproduced with permission of the American Philosophical Society.
Later Career: Teacher and Administrator, 1972-1991