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Letter from Linus Pauling to Peter Pauling. March 27, 1953.
Linus writes to discuss logistical arrangements for his and Ava Helen's forthcoming
trip to Europe, and also to provide his reaction to the Watson-Crick model of DNA.
Linus writes "The structure seems to me to be a very interesting one, and I have no
strong argument against it. I do not think that their arguments against our structure
are strong ones, either. It is evident that one structure or the other can be eliminated
easily." Following a comparative analysis of both models, Pauling concludes, "I think
that the Wilkins photographs should settle the question definitely." Transcript.
Creator: Linus Pauling
Recipient: Peter Pauling
Associated: Francis Crick, James D. Watson, D.P. Riley, Rosalind Franklin, J. D. Bernal, Dorothy
Crowfoot Hodgkin, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A.,
King's College (London), Royal Society, Birkbeck College, University of Cambridge,
University of Oxford
Date: March 27, 1953
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