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Letter from Linus Pauling to J. T. Randall. September 25, 1951.
Pauling writes to apologize for the misunderstanding concerning Maurice Wilkins' intent to study a series of x-ray photographs of desoxyribonucleic acid.


September 25, 1951

Prof. J. T. Randall, F.R.S,

University of London King's College

Strand, W.C. 2, London


Dear Professor Randall:

I thank you for your kind letter of 28 August. I have just read it, having been away from Pasadena for nearly a month.

I am sorry to have troubled you by writing about the x-ray photographs of desoxyribosenucleic acid. It is clear that Dr. Oster was misinformed when he spoke to me - he said quite definitely that Wilkins was not planning to carry out an interpretation of the x-ray photographs. I was, of course, surprised at this, but it seemed to be worth while to follow up his suggestion that I write to you.

With best regards, I am

Sincerely yours,

Linus Pauling:W

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