Letter from Salvador E. Luria to Linus Pauling


Title:
Letter from Salvador E. Luria to Linus Pauling
Description:
In an effort to "stir public conscience," on the war in Vietnam, Luria proposed to Pauling that a group of prominent scientists should protest the war by resigning their membership in the National Academy of Sciences. The NAS was created in 1863 during the Civil War so as to "investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science" whenever called upon to do so by any department of the government. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist.
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
25 March 1965
Creator:
Luria, S. E. (Salvador Edward), 1912-1991
Recipient:
Pauling, Linus (Linus Pauling)
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:
QLBBCW
NLM ID:
101584611X39
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text