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


Title:
Letter from John T. Edsall, Fogarty International Center to Francis Crick
Description:
Edsall here continued his discussion with Crick on the interaction of heredity and environment in the formation of intelligence, an issue brought to the forefront of public debate in the late 1960s by the writings of William Shockley and Arthur Jensen. In particular Edsall here responded to Crick's call for a "Twins Institute" that would encourage parents of identical twins to give up one twin for adoption as a way of expanding the pool of subjects for studies on identical twins raised separately. To scientists, such studies were ideally suited to distinguish the effects of heredity and environment on human development.
Extent:
2 pages
Date Created:
30 April 1971
Creator:
Fogarty International Center and Edsall, John T. (John T. Edsall)
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:
Public Domain
Subject:
Genetics and Environment
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBNJ
NLM ID:
101584582X193
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 22. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/14