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The Francis Crick Papers

Title:
The Discovery of the Structure of DNA pdf (1,053,211 Bytes)
The Discovery of the Structure of DNA
Description:
These lecture notes were likely prepared during Crick's appointment as Visiting Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University from February 1 to June 30, 1959. Note (p.3) Crick's mention of a mimeographed report by the Medical Research Council that gave the unit cell dimension of DNA, essential information for discerning the double-helical structure of DNA and the anti-parallel direction of its two strands. The reference was to the report by the MRC's biophysics committee on its visit to King's College's Biophysics Unit on December 15, 1952, which included a description of Rosalind Franklin's crystallographic DNA work and her determination of the unit cell. Watson and Crick were shown the report by Max Perutz, a member of the visiting committee, without Franklin's knowledge.
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
6 (1,053,211 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1959
Creator:
Crick, Francis
Source:
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
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Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine.
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
DNA
Exhibit Category:
The Discovery of the Double Helix, 1951-1953
Box Number: 72
Folder Number: PP/CRI/H/1/42/2
Unique Identifier:
SCBBFR
Document Type:
Lecture notes
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Notes and Drafts
SubSeries: Notes and Drafts 1950-1955
SubSubSeries: [Miscellaneous Papers Photocopied by Aaron Klug]
Folder: "The discovery of the structure of DNA"
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2011-07-25
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