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The Francis Crick Papers

Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Igor Y. Tamm pdf (108,746 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Francis Crick to Igor Y. Tamm
Description:
Crick met the theoretical physicist and Nobel Laureate Igor Tamm at the Third International Congress of Biochemistry in Moscow in August 1961, and credited him with helping to free biology in the Soviet Union from the influence of Trofim Lysenko, who had held that heredity is not based on chromosomes or genes and that acquired characteristics can be passed on to offspring.
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1 (108,746 Bytes)
Date:
1962-12-05 (December 5, 1962)
Creator:
Crick, Francis
Recipient:
Tamm, Igor Y.
Source:
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Genetics
Exhibit Category:
The Discovery of the Double Helix, 1951-1953
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Igor Y. Tamm to Francis Crick (November 9, 1962) pdf (67,820 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 2
Folder Number: PP/CRI/A/3/1/3
Unique Identifier:
SCBBJV
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Personal Material
SubSeries: Prizes and Honours
SubSubSeries: Nobel Foundation
Folder: Nobel Prize, Congratulatory Letters
Transcript:
5th December, 1962.
Dear Professor Tamm,
Thank you so much for your congratulations on the Nobel Prize and for your very flattering remarks. It was an especial pleasure to hear from you as I so much enjoyed our meeting in Moscow last year. The enthusiastic support which you have been giving to molecular biology has not gone unnoticed, and makes us all optimistic for the future of biology in the U.S.S.R.
May I also echo your hope that these discoveries will be used for the benefit of humanity. I wish I thought this will be easy to achieve.
With best wishes,
Yours sincerely,
F.H.C. Crick
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-05-13
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