Letter from Paul Doty to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Paul Doty to Francis Crick
Creator:
Doty, Paul M., 1920-2011
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
16 March 1967
Description:
In this letter Doty, a scientific colleague and friend of both Crick and Watson, supported Watson's plan to publish The Double Helix despite Crick's objections. Doty argued that by making the process of scientific discovery accessible to lay readers, the book served an important purpose "because science has come to lie so completely in the public realm from which it derives its support."
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 75. Folder: PP/CRI/I/3/8/4
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Paul Doty.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
DNA and Ethics, Professional
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Legacy ID:
SCBBKQ
NLM ID:
101584582X139
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
The Discovery of the Double Helix, 1951-1953