Re: More Coon et al

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Sat, 25 Nov 1995 23:52:44 -0500

I wish people who mention the work of Watson and Crick would include that
it was based on the crystallographic work of Rosalind Franklin, whose
pictures clearly showed the structure of the DNA molecule. the
man whose lab she was sharing, took her pictures and showed them to
Watson, behind her back. Quite a few people at the time, and Nobel
Laureates, too, said that Watson and Crick should have included her name
in theirtriumphant article
in Nature. If she hadn't died of cancer at the age of 37, she would
surely have shared the Nobel with Watson & Crickinstead of the 3rd guy,
the one with whom she shared the lab.Ruby Rohrlich