Reference numberMM/22/98
TitleLetter from W E van Heyningen to the Editor, The Sunday Times, Kemsley House, London, WC1
Date17 March 1959
DescriptionHeyningen writes to say that he is disappointed not to see his letter [regarding the complaint about the "Portraits Gallery"article about E B Chain] in the Sunday Times. Heyningen had assumed that the Sunday Times was a responsible newspaper and that it would respond in a serious way to a letter from a senior member of the laboratory where Sir Howard Florey and his team manufactured penicillin.
Heyningen gives three reasons why he thought he was incumbent to write to the paper - He is disinterested, he is an old friend of Chain, he is an old friend of Heatley.
Heyningen admires and has great affection for Chain and did not wish to suggest that Chain was in any way responsible for the implication in the article.
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