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


Title:
Letter from John T. Edsall, Fogarty International Center to Francis Crick
Creator:
Fogarty International Center
Edsall, John T.
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
30 April 1971
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.
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:
Public Domain
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Genetics and Environment
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Relation:
Letter from Francis Crick to John T. Edsall, Fogarty International Center, 1971
Letter from Francis Crick to John T. Edsall, Fogarty International Center, 1971
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:
SCBBNJ
NLM ID:
101584582X193
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976