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The Linus Pauling Papers

Title:
Letter from Linus Pauling to James D. Watson and Francis Crick pdf (53,224 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Linus Pauling to James D. Watson and Francis Crick
Number of Image Pages:
1 (53,224 Bytes)
Date:
1953-03-27 (March 27, 1953)
Creator:
Pauling, Linus
Recipient:
Watson, James D.
Crick, Francis
Source:
Original Repository: Oregon State University. Library. Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers. Oregon State University Library.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Nucleic Acids
Exhibit Category:
The Search for the Molecular Helix
Unique Identifier:
MMBBDB
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
27 March 1953
Dear Dr. Watson and Mr. Crick:
I am very glad to have your letter of 21 March, and to see the letter that you are sending off to NATURE.
I think that it is fine that there are now two proposed structures for nucleic acid, and I am looking forward to finding out what the decision will be as to which is incorrect. Without doubt the King's-College data will eliminate one or the other.
We have taken care of the trouble of too small van der Waals contacts in our structure by rotating the phosphate groups. I do not think that the matter of repulsion between the charged phosphates is an important one. I am not saying, however, that I feel strongly that our structure is right, rather than yours.
With best regards, I am
Sincerely your,
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