Letter from Francis Crick to Alexander Rich


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Alexander Rich
Description:
In his letter Crick tried to establish the sequence of events and of discoveries in the competitive race between Rich and Aaron Klug for the determination of the structure of transfer RNA. Crick charged that Rich had used details of Aaron Klug's model of phenylalanine transfer RNA of yeast without proper acknowledgement.. Crick had a reputation for scrupulously acknowledging credit that belonged to other researchers, refusing, for example, to add his name to articles by researchers in his laboratory if his contribution had not been a substantial one. In the competitive quest for the structure of tRNA between two of his long-time collaborators, he similarly saw himself as arbiter and as guardian of the professional ethics of scientists.
Extent:
2 pages
Date Created:
4 September 1974
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Rich, Alexander
Source:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Subject:
RNA, Transfer and Ethics, Professional
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBPN
NLM ID:
101584582X216
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 23. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/18