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The Francis Crick Papers

Title:
Letter from Linus Pauling to Francis Crick pdf (63,215 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Linus Pauling to Francis Crick
Number of Image Pages:
1 (63,215 Bytes)
Date:
1963-02-18 (February 18, 1963)
Creator:
Pauling, Linus
Recipient:
Crick, Francis
Source:
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
URL: http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/Exit
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Reproduced with permission of Oregon State University. Library.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Nucleic Acids
Exhibit Category:
Deciphering the Genetic Code, 1958-1966
Box Number: 10
Folder Number: PP/CRI/D/1/1/16
Unique Identifier:
SCBBCC
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence
SubSeries: Alphabetical Correspondence
SubSubSeries: Correspondence 1
Folder: Correspondence P
Transcript:
18 February 1963
Dear Crick:
I am writing about the matter of the three hydrogen bonds between guanine and cytosine. A man giving a seminar on the nucleic acids here a few days ago used the structure with two hydrogen bonds, and said that he supposed that you were still supporting it, as shown, for example, by your article in the Scientific American, which was published after the publication of the paper by Professor Corey and me, in which we pointed out that guanine and cytosine form three hydrogen bonds with one another. He asked me if it did not seem, from your publications, that you and Watson had doubt about the third hydrogen bond.
I trust that you are going to introduce the third hydrogen bond in your published Nobel lecture. I am writing just to be sure that, through oversight, you do not continue to refer to guanine and cytosine as forming two hydrogen bonds with one another.
Cordially yours,
Linus Pauling
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