Letter from Igor Y. Tamm to Francis Crick

Title:
Letter from Igor Y. Tamm to Francis Crick
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. In his letter Tamm declared that he was "very proud to be the first person in my country who began to lecture on your theory [of DNA and the genetic code] in 1956."
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
9 November 1962
Creator:
Tamm, Igor Y. (Igor Y. Tamm)
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Source:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of Evgeniy I. Tamm.
Subject:
Genetics and Genetic Code
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBJW
NLM ID:
101584582X126
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 2. Folder: PP/CRI/A/3/1/3