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The third man of the double helix [electronic resource] : the autobiography of Maurice Wilkins.

By: Wilkins, Maurice, 1916-2004.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 274 p., [11] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 9781435605299 (electronic bk.); 1435605292 (electronic bk.); 9780191547317 (electronic bk.); 019154731X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Wilkins, Maurice, 1916-2004 | Biophysicists -- Great Britain -- Biography | Physicists -- Great Britain -- Biography | DNA | Wilkins, Maurice, 1916- | Biophysics -- Great Britain -- Personal Narratives | DNA -- Great Britain | Physics -- Great Britain -- Personal Narratives | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biophysics | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology | DNA | MolecuulstructuurGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Third man of the double helix.DDC classification: 571.4/092 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost | EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; List of plates; 1 Distant shores; 2 Finding my feet; 3 In a world at war; 4 Randall's circus; 5 Crystal genes; 6 Go back to your microscopes!; 7 How does DNA keep its secrets?; 8 The double helix; 9 Living with the double helix; 10 A broader view; Index;
Summary: Working with Watson and Crick on the structure of DNA was a third man, Maurice Wilkins, based at King's College London with co-worker Rosalind Franklin. Franklin died in 1958 and the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the Double Helix was awarded to the three men in 1962. As Maurice Wilkins explains in The Third Man of the Double Helix, ' the Franklin/Wilkins story has often been told as an example of the unjustness of male scientists towards their women colleagues, and questions have. been raised over whether credit was distributed fairly when the Nobel Prize was awarded. I have found this situ.
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Preface; List of plates; 1 Distant shores; 2 Finding my feet; 3 In a world at war; 4 Randall's circus; 5 Crystal genes; 6 Go back to your microscopes!; 7 How does DNA keep its secrets?; 8 The double helix; 9 Living with the double helix; 10 A broader view; Index;

Working with Watson and Crick on the structure of DNA was a third man, Maurice Wilkins, based at King's College London with co-worker Rosalind Franklin. Franklin died in 1958 and the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the Double Helix was awarded to the three men in 1962. As Maurice Wilkins explains in The Third Man of the Double Helix, ' the Franklin/Wilkins story has often been told as an example of the unjustness of male scientists towards their women colleagues, and questions have. been raised over whether credit was distributed fairly when the Nobel Prize was awarded. I have found this situ.

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