Letter from Francis Crick to John T. Edsall, Fogarty International Center


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to John T. Edsall, Fogarty International Center
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Fogarty International Center and Edsall, John T.
Date:
10 June 1971
Description:
In his letter Crick endorsed Edsall's call for a program of positive eugenics, meaning a social and population policy that would encourage reproduction by people with desirable genetic traits. Both also worried about global population growth, a concern shared with many other scientists at the time. See, for example, Joshua Lederberg's contemporary editorials on this issue in the Washington Post.. NOTE: Crick's signature is cut off on the bottom of the page in the original document.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 22. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/14
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Eugenics
Format:
Text
Extent:
1 pages
Relation:
Letter from John T. Edsall, Fogarty International Center to Francis Crick, 1971
U.S. Population Growth Could Be Made Bearable, 1970
Prophets of Doom Don't Help Population Problem, 1970
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:
SCBBNH
NLM ID:
101584582X192
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976