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


Title:
Letter from Nathan M. Pusey, Harvard University to Francis Crick
Creator:
Pusey, Nathan M.
Harvard University
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
9 December 1966
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.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 75. Folder: PP/CRI/I/3/8/4
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Rosemary Pusey Hopkins.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
DNA and Ethics, Professional
Format:
Text
Extent:
1 pages
Relation:
Letter from Francis Crick to Nathan M. Pusey, Harvard University, 1966
Letter from Francis Crick to Nathan M. Pusey, Harvard University, 1966
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:
SCBBKV
NLM ID:
101584582X143
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
The Discovery of the Double Helix, 1951-1953