Letter from Nathan M. Pusey, Harvard University to Francis Crick
In this response to Crick's objections to Watson's forthcoming book, The Double Helix, the president of Harvard University
tried to reassure Crick by noting that Harvard University Press, the book's publisher, was consulting unnamed scientists
to ensure the book's accuracy.
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1967-01-13 (January 13, 1967)
Pusey, Nathan M.
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
I would like to report that I have referred to the Board of Syndics of the Harvard University Press your letter of December
twenty-third and in particular your comments concerning "the ethical problem" in publishing Watson's book to which
you draw my attention. Your letter of October tenth addressed to Watson has also been put before the Syndics. The editors
of the Press are consulting with scientists to make sure the book is factually accurate and fair.