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The Francis Crick Papers
[Satirical note announcing the death of the DNA helix]
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
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1952-07-18 (July 18, 1952)
Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Reproduced with permission of Raymond Gosling.
The Discovery of the Double Helix, 1951-1953
Notes and Drafts
Notes and Drafts 1950-1955
[Miscellaneous Papers Photocopied by Aaron Klug]
[Franklin and Gosling]
It is with great regret that we have to announce the death, on Friday 18th July 1952 of D.N.A. Helix (crystalline)
Death followed a protracted illness which an intensive course of besselised injections had failed to relieve.
A memorial service will be held next Monday or Tuesday.
It is hoped that Dr. M.H.F. Wilkins will speak in memory of the late helix
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