Letter from Francis Crick to Henry R. V. Arnstein


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Henry R. V. Arnstein
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Arnstein, Henry R. V.
Date:
14 November 1969
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.
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 the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Government and Political Systems
Format:
Text
Extent:
3 pages
Relation:
Letter from Henry R. V. Arnstein to Francis Crick, 1969
Circular letter from the European Committee of Scientists for Democracy in Greece, 1969
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:
SCBBNY
NLM ID:
101584582X205
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976