In response to the letter of Jon Holman ’66 (Inbox, November issue) making a technical addition to the short list of Princeton alumni who have received the Nobel Peace Prize, I offer a second addition and quote from PAW’s own obituary for my late mentor and colleague, Dr. Victor W. Sidel ’53:

“In 1961 Vic founded Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and contributed a series of articles on the medical consequences of nuclear war that spurred the formation of PSR chapters across the country. Later, he became co-president of PSR’s global affiliate, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which won the 1985 Nobel Prize for its work in bringing about the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.” 

When organizations are recognized by the Nobel Committee, there are many unsung heroes.

Hal Strelnick ’70
Bronx, N.Y.