Letter from Francis Crick to Francois Gros


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Francois Gros
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Gros, Francois
Date:
19 March 1969
Description:
In the wake of a military coup in Greece in April 1967 and the subsequent dismissal of many academics from university positions, scientists debated whether to boycott scientific meetings in Greece as a sign of protest, and more broadly their political responsibilities for maintaining freedom of research and civil liberties. 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. The debate focused specifically on the annual summer school for molecular biologists on the Greek island of Spetsai.. NOTE: The original document is very fuzzy, and as a result, the scanned image is poor.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 41. Folder: PP/CRI/E/1/17/7/3
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:
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:
SCBBDM
NLM ID:
101584582X40
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Biographical Information