"I hope you'll write to Prof. J. T. Randall, Kings College, Strand, London. His coworker,
Dr. M. Wilkins, told me he had some good fibre pictures of nucleic acid."
Gerald Oster. Letter to Linus Pauling. August 9, 1951.
"Rosalind Franklin was a very intelligent woman, but she really had no reason for
believing that DNA was particularly important. She was trained in physical chemistry.
I don't think she'd ever spent any length of time with people who thought DNA was
important. And she certainly didn't talk to Maurice [Wilkins] or to John Randall,
then the professor at Kings."
James Watson. Nature, 302: 653. April 1983.
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