Watson wrote to Crick in preparation for the ceremony at which he, Crick, and Wilkins were awarded the 1960 Lasker Award for
Basic Medical Research "for their contribution in revealing the structure of the DNA molecule." The Award was presented
at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association in San Francisco, November 3, 1960. He also revealed that
"I continue to live and sleep messenger RNA."
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1960-08-02 (August 2, 1960)
Watson, James D.
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Will you come to San Francisco to receive your statuette? I hope so -- Otherwise I alone must speak and will emphasize the
need for a Kennedy victory to insure faster research on the Secrets of Life. The whole thing was completely unanticipated
and so most pleasant. Dad writes that he has seen you. I appreciate any help you may give him. Encourage him to hire a car.
I continue to live and sleep messenger RNA.