Letter from Francis Crick to Henry R. V. Arnstein


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Henry R. V. Arnstein
Description:
In the wake of a military coup in Greece in April 1967, scientists debated whether to boycott scientific meetings in Greece as a sign of protest, namely the annual summer school for molecular biologists held on the Greek island of Spetsai. Unlike many of his European colleagues, Crick was not in favor of a boycott because it did not extend to other oppressive regimes and would further undermine the position of Greek scientists. However, he did insist that scientists hold themselves aloof from such regimes by refusing funding from them for their meetings.
Extent:
3 pages
Date Created:
14 November 1969
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Arnstein, Henry R. V. (Henry R. V. Arnstein)
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:
Government and Political Systems
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBNY
NLM ID:
101584582X205
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 8. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/1/1