Letter from Lord Noel Annan to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Lord Noel Annan to Francis Crick
Creator:
Annan, Noel , Lord
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
4 November 1968
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.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 8. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/1/1
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of University College London.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Biology, Genetics, Social Values, and Economics
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Relation:
The Social Impact of Biology (Rickman Godlee Lecture), 1968
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:
SCBBNW
NLM ID:
101584582X203
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976