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William T. Astbury
George W. Beadle
John Desmond Bernal
William Lawrence Bragg
Herman R. Branson
Dan H. Campbell
William B. Castle
Robert B. Corey
Francis H. C. Crick
Max Delbrück
Emil Fischer
Frank Blair Hanson
Maurice Huggins
Harvey A. Itano
John C. Kendrew
Karl Landsteiner
Alfred E. Mirsky
Carl G. Niemann
Linus Pauling
Max F. Perutz
Frederick Sanger
S. Jonathan Singer
Theodor (The) Svedberg
Alexander R. Todd
Warren Weaver
Dorothy Wrinch

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Portrait of William T. Astbury.
Portrait of William T. Astbury. 1950s.
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William T. Astbury


Papers and Correspondence of William Thomas Astbury, 1898-1961
Location: Special Collections, Leeds University Library
Address: Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT, England
Size: 39 boxes, 378 items
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Correspondence with A. V. Hill, 1948-1951
Location: Churchill Archives Center, Churchill College
Address: Cambridge, CB3 0DS, United Kingdom
Size: A component of The Papers of Professor A. V. Hill, series II 4/1-85, folder Correspondence A, Part 5
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"I felt that I knew enough about the structure of polypeptide chains to be able to determine the structure of alpha-keratin by analyzing Astbury's diffraction photographs and similar ones made in our own x-ray laboratory, and I spent a good part of the summer of 1937 in this effort."

Linus Pauling. "How My Interest in Proteins Developed." January 12, 1993.

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