Maurice Wilkins: He wrote to me at one stage in, I think, the beginning of 1952, saying could we send
him some x-ray diffraction photographs of DNA? I replied and I said "no, thank you
very much for asking," or something, that "we need more time," we wanted to spend
more time looking at them ourselves.
I don't feel ashamed of saying "we'd like more time, if you don't mind." But what
I do know is that if he had come over in 1952 and visited our lab to look at those
x-ray diffraction [photos], I'm sure I couldn't have resisted showing him every damn
thing we had. Because it was this sort of god-like presence. It would be such an
honor to show these things.
Creator: Maurice Wilkins Associated: Linus Pauling Clip ID: 1997v.1-photos
Creator: British Broadcasting Corporation Associated: Linus Pauling, Ava Helen Pauling, Jon Tunney, Jack Dunitz, Peter Pauling, Max Perutz,