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Letter from Francis Crick to Linus Pauling. October 24, 1962.
Crick writes to thank Pauling for his congratulatory letter following the announcement
of Crick's receipt of the Nobel Prize. Crick adds that he and Watson are "very conscious
of the profound influence that your work on the alpha-helix had on our approach to
the DNA structure."
The Golden Helix
19 Portugal Place
24 October 1962
Dear Professor Pauling,
Thank you so much for your letter of congratulations. While we were having a party
to celebrate I realized that it was in the same room that Peter and Linda celebrated
your own prize eight years ago.
I’m sure I don’t really have to tell you, but Jim and I will always be very conscious
of the profound influence that your work on the α helix had on our approach to the
With all good wishes,
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