Letter from Charlotte Friend to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Charlotte Friend to Francis Crick
Description:
Friend here criticized a potentially misleading statement Crick had made in his retrospective, "How to Live with a Golden Helix" (The Sciences, vol. 19, Sept. 1979, pp. 6-9), about Rosalind Franklin's approach to science, namely that she was overly concerned with producing definitive experimental evidence before drawing conclusions. Even though Crick became a friend of Franklin's during the last five years of her life, he found it difficult to fully assess her role in the discovery of the DNA double helix. He and Watson had relied on her experimental evidence in their discovery, but had done so without her knowledge and without giving her full credit in their first published accounts of the DNA structure.
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
11 September 1979
Creator:
Friend, Charlotte (Charlotte Friend)
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 the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Archives.
Subject:
Crystallography, X-Ray and DNA
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBQB
NLM ID:
101584582X227
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 23. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/18