Letter from Salvador E. Luria to the editor of The New York Times

Title:
Letter from Salvador E. Luria to the editor of The New York Times
Description:
In this letter to the editor, Luria questioned the wisdom of pending legislation that would move the regulation of illicit drugs to the Justice Department in light of recent comments made by Attorney General John Mitchell. The following year, on 17 June 1971, President Nixon named drug abuse as "public enemy number one in the United States," and announced the creation of the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention. This marked the beginning of the U.S. government's "war on drugs." A version of this letter was printed in the newspaper on 26 September 1970.
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
19 September 1970
Creator:
Luria, S. E. (Salvador Edward), 1912-1991
Recipient:
New York Times Company
Source:
Original Repository. American Philosophical Society. Library. Salvador Luria Papers. 12096
Original Repository:
American Philosophical Society. Library. Salvador Luria Papers
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of Daniel D. Luria. and Reproduced with permission of the American Philosophical Society.
Subject:
Ethics
Profiles in Science ID:
QLBBCJ
NLM ID:
101584611X28
Genre:
Articles and Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text