25 January 2006

Dr. Crick regrets he is unable to cure your disease

I have been going thru the Francis Crick Papers at the U.S. National Library of Medicine website. There are a lot of interesting documents, correspondence, photographs, etc.

I thought Crick's reply card to refuse invitations was not only amusing but also indicative of what sorts of requests he was receiving. This was about the time he had received the Nobel Prize.

2 comments:

pascal said...

I wish I was important enough to have a regrets card like that.

"cure your disease" is one of the better ones on that list...

AYDIN ÖRSTAN said...

Well, if you win a Nobel you too may have to get a card like that.

I am surprised that nobody was asking Crick for donations. Either that or he wasn't turning those down.