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


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to John T. Edsall, Fogarty International Center
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.
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
10 June 1971
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Fogarty International Center and Edsall, John T. (John T. Edsall)
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 the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Subject:
Eugenics
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBNH
NLM ID:
101584582X192
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 22. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/14