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Letter from Francis Crick to Linus Pauling. October 24, 1962.
Crick writes to thank Pauling for his congratulatory letter following the announcement of Crick's receipt of the Nobel Prize.
Crick adds that he and Watson are "very conscious of the profound influence that your work on the alpha-helix had on our approach
to the DNA structure."
The Golden Helix
19 Portugal Place
24 October 1962
Dear Professor Pauling,
Thank you so much for your letter of congratulations. While we were having a party to celebrate I realized that it was in
the same room that Peter and Linda celebrated your own prize eight years ago.
I’m sure I don’t really have to tell you, but Jim and I will always be very conscious of the profound influence that your
work on the α helix had on our approach to the DNA structure.
With all good wishes,
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