Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick
Creator:
Klug, Aaron
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
27 January 1977
Description:
In his letter Klug raised some methodological concerns about experiments conducted by two researchers, Arne Leth Bak and Jesper Zeuthen, in support of an article on chromosome structure for which Crick was a co-author. Moreover, Klug regretted that "[s]ince you left, one doesn't have the fresh flow of news which may stop one from getting into a rut in one's thinking," affirming Crick's longstanding role as a clearinghouse of information and criticism at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Finally, Klug revealed that in attempting to detail the structure of chromosomal DNA, he was "more bewildered than ever" by the latest electron micrographs (photographs made through an electron microscope) of DNA crystals.
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 Aaron Klug.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
DNA and Chromosomes
Format:
Text
Extent:
3 pages
Relation:
Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug, 1977
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:
SCBBQS
NLM ID:
101584582X241
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
From Molecular Biology to Neurobiology, 1976-2004