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Letter from Linus Pauling to Alexander Todd. March 12, 1953.
Pauling writes to thank Todd for the samples of deoxyribonucleotides that Todd provided. Pauling also notes that he has no new information to share regarding the structure of DNA as he has recently been focused on a theory of ferromagnetism.


12 March 1953

Professor A. R. Todd, F.R.S.

University Chemical Laboratory

Pembroke Street



Dear Alex:

I am glad to have your letter of 4 March, and the samples of deoxyribonucleotides. We are starting their investigation immediately. I shall also look forward to having the fourth member of the group, deoxycytidine-3' phosphate.

I have no new results to communicate to you at the present tine. I have, in fact, been working recently on a new theory of ferromagnetism.

With best regards, I am

Sincerely yours,

Linus Pauling:W

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