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Nobel 'Nominees'

Give us a break will you? Many of us could draw up a list with 20 names on it (“The 1989 Nobel. Prize In Medicine: 20 Who Deserve It,” The Scientist, Oct. 2, 1989, page 14), none of whom were mentioned on yours and most of whom have made major and consistent contributions for years. That kind of article, no matter what kind of “data” it is based on, does no one any good—neither the people on your list, nor the ones who are not. JOEL L. ROSENBAUM Department of Biolo

Joel Rosenbaum

Give us a break will you? Many of us could draw up a list with 20 names on it (“The 1989 Nobel. Prize In Medicine: 20 Who Deserve It,” The Scientist, Oct. 2, 1989, page 14), none of whom were mentioned on yours and most of whom have made major and consistent contributions for years. That kind of article, no matter what kind of “data” it is based on, does no one any good—neither the people on your list, nor the ones who are not.

JOEL L. ROSENBAUM
Department of Biology
Yale University
New Haven, Conn.

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