Letter from Igor Y. Tamm to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Igor Y. Tamm to Francis Crick
Creator:
Tamm, Igor Y.
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
9 November 1962
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."
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 2. Folder: PP/CRI/A/3/1/3
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Evgeniy I. Tamm.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Genetics and Genetic Code
Format:
Text
Extent:
1 pages
Relation:
Letter from Francis Crick to Igor Y. Tamm, 1962
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Legacy ID:
SCBBJW
NLM ID:
101584582X126
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
The Discovery of the Double Helix, 1951-1953