Letter from Nathan M. Pusey, Harvard University to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Nathan M. Pusey, Harvard University to Francis Crick
Description:
Because of Crick's objections to Watson's book, The Double Helix, as an infringement on privacy and a purported violation of scientific ethics, the proposed publication of the book by Harvard University Press launched a public controversy involving the university and its president, Nathan M. Pusey. The Harvard Corporation, the university's ruling body, eventually overturned the decision of the Board of Syndics, declining publication by Harvard University Press. Watson's book was published in February 1968 by Athenaeum, a commercial publishing house.
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
9 December 1966
Creator:
Harvard University and Pusey, Nathan M. (Nathan M. Pusey)
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 Rosemary Pusey Hopkins.
Subject:
DNA and Ethics, Professional
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBKV
NLM ID:
101584582X143
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 75. Folder: PP/CRI/I/3/8/4