Letter from Francis Crick to the Editor of The Sciences


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to the Editor of The Sciences
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Sciences
Date:
2 October 1979
Description:
As this short note illustrates, Crick and Watson have struggled on several occasions over the course of their careers to fully assess the contribution to the exposition of the DNA double helix made by Rosalind Franklin, on whose experimental evidence they relied without her knowledge. Even here, Crick cited the words of Aaron Klug, Franklin's former collaborator, rather than use his own words, to clarify a potentially misleading statement Crick had made about Franklin's approach to science in in his retrospective, "How to Live With a Golden Helix" (The Sciences, vol. 19, Sept. 1979, pp. 6-9).
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 23. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/18
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Crystallography, X-Ray and DNA
Format:
Text
Extent:
1 pages
Relation:
How to Live with a Golden Helix, 1979
Letter from Charlotte Friend to the Editor of The Sciences, 1979
Letter from Charlotte Friend to Francis Crick, 1979
Letter from Francis Crick to Charlotte Friend, 1979
Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick, 1979
Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick, 1979
Letter from Margaret Markham to Francis Crick, 1979
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:
SCBBPY
NLM ID:
101584582X225
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Biographical Information