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The Francis Crick Papers

Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Peter Medawar pdf (64,462 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Francis Crick to Peter Medawar
Number of Image Pages:
1 (64,462 Bytes)
Date:
1968-02-27 (February 27, 1968)
Creator:
Crick, Francis
Recipient:
Medawar, Peter
Source:
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
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Exhibit Category:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976
Box Number: 10
Folder Number: PP/CRI/D/1/1/13
Unique Identifier:
SCBBSK
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence
SubSeries: Alphabetical Correspondence
SubSubSeries: Correspondence 1
Folder: Correspondence M
Transcript:
February 27th, 1968
Dear Peter
I enjoyed your review very much, even though you are occasionally too kind. I liked your points about the history of science, and also your remarks about luck and privilege.
I don't really believe the DNA-genetic code story should be called "the greatest achievement of science in the twentieth century". Surely the Physicists' Revolution, from about the turn of the century to the discovery of quantum mechanics in the mid-twenties, equally deserves this title? Why not put "mid-twentieth century" to avoid this comparison?
Most of all I liked your ending. The picture of Jim in wonderland is a touch of genius.
Looking back I now realize that was just the way it felt.
F.H.C. Crick
P.S. Did you know that John Griffith was related to Fred Griffith? I think a nephew.
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