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Double Helix : A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

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Pub. Date:
10/17/1980
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W W NORTON
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Summary

Background materials include reproductions of the original scientific papers in which the double helical structure of DNA was first presented in 1953 and 1954. In Criticism, which begins with "A Review of the Reviews" by Gunther Stent, other scientists and scholars reveal their own experiences and views of Watson's story. There are reviews by Philip Morrison, F. X. S., Richard C. Lewontin, Mary Ellmann, Robert L. Sinsheimer, John Lear, Alex Comfort, Jacob Bronowski, Conrad H. Waddington, Robert K. Merton, Peter M. Medawar, and André Lwoff; as well as three letters to the editor of Science by Max F. Perutz, M. H. F. Wilkins, and James D. Watson.

Table of Contents

Preface ix(2)
Introduction xi
Gunther S. Stent
The DNA Double Helix and the Rise of Molecular Biology xi(11)
Gunther S. Stent
The Author and Publication of The Double Helix xxii(2)
Walter Sullivan
A Book That Couldn't Go to Harvard (1968) xxiv
The Text of The Double Helix (1968)
1(160)
Three Other Perspectives
137(24)
Francis Crick
The Double Helix: A Personal View (1974)
137(9)
Linus Pauling
Molecular Basis of Biological Specificity (1974)
146(7)
Aaron Klug
Rosalind Franklin and the Discovery of the Structure of DNA (1968)
153(8)
The Reviews
161(76)
Gunther S. Stent
A Review of the Reviews
161(14)
Philip Morrison
The Human Factor in a Science First (1968)
175(2)
F. X. S.
Notes of a Not-Watson (1968)
177(8)
Richard C. Lewontin
"Honest Jim" Watson's Big Thriller about DNA (1968)
185(2)
Mary Ellmann
The Scientist Tells (1968)
187(4)
Robert L. Sinsheimer
The Double Helix (1968)
191(3)
John Lear
Heredity Transactions (1968)
194(4)
Alex Comfort
Two Cultures No More (1968)
198(2)
Jacob Bronowski
Honest Jim and the Tinker Toy Model (1968)
200(4)
Conrad H. Waddington
Riding High on a Spiral (1968)
204(3)
Max F. Perutz
M. H. F. Wilkins
James D. Watson
Three Letters to the Editor of Science (1969)
207(6)
Robert K. Merton
Making It Scientifically (1968)
213(5)
Peter B. Medawar
Lucky Jim (1968)
218(7)
André Lwoff
Truth, Truth, What Is Truth (About How the Structure of DNA Was Discovered)? (1968)
225(12)
Original Papers
237(58)
J. D. Watson
F. H. C. Crick
A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid (Nature, April 25, 1953)
237(4)
J. D. Watson
F. H. C. Crick
Genetical Implications of the Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (Nature, May 30, 1953)
241(6)
J. H. F. Wilkins
A. R. Stokes
H. R. Wilson
Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids (Nature, April 25, 1953)
247(5)
R. E. Franklin
R. G. Gosling
Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate (Nature, April 25, 1953)
252(5)
J. D. Watson
F. H. C. Crick
The Structure of DNA (Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 1953)
257(17)
F. H. C. Crick
J. D. Watson
The Complementary Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1954)
274(21)
Index of Names 295


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