Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick
Description:
Aaron Klug, Rosalind Franklin's collaborator at Birkbeck college for the four years before her death in 1958, here clarified a potentially misleading statement Crick had made about Franklin's character and scientific method in his essay, "How to Live with a Golden Helix" (The Sciences, vol. 19, Sept. 1979, pp. 6-9), namely that she was rigid and lacked intuition. Crick and Watson have struggled on several occasions over the course of their careers to fully assess Franklin's personality and her contribution to the discovery of the DNA double helix.
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
18 September 1979
Creator:
Klug, Aaron (Aaron Klug)
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
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 Aaron Klug.
Subject:
Crystallography, X-Ray and DNA
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBPZ
NLM ID:
101584582X226
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 23. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/18