Letter from Lord Noel Annan to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Lord Noel Annan to Francis Crick
Description:
Annan here commented on Crick's Rickman Godlee Lecture, "The Social Impact of Biology," delivered at University College London on October 24, 1968. In his lecture Crick had raised ethical and political issues brought to the forefront by recent advances in science and medicine. Among other things, he had dismissed present laws regarding the use of cannabis as illogical, unnecessarily restrictive, and therefore prone to bring law itself into public contempt. He had also called for new approaches to controlling population growth, including restrictions on the right to reproduce.
Extent:
2 pages
Date Created:
4 November 1968
Creator:
Annan, Noel , Lord (Lord Noel Annan)
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:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of University College London.
Subject:
Biology, Genetics, Social Values, and Economics
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBNW
NLM ID:
101584582X203
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 8. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/1/1