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Page 1Letter from Linus Pauling to the Nobel Committee for Chemistry. March 15, 1960.
Pauling writes to offer his opinion of W. L. Bragg's nomination of James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins for the
1960 Nobel Chemistry Prize. Though he feels that their work is important, Pauling states that it is too early to grant Watson
and Crick a Nobel Prize, owing to the small uncertainties still surrounding their structure. Pauling likewise notes that
Wilkins' contributions are not sufficient to justify a Nobel Prize, but that the protein research of Robert Corey, John Kendrew
and Max Perutz does deserve consideration. Transcript.
Creator: Linus Pauling
Recipient: Nobel Committee for Chemistry, Max Perutz
Associated: W.L. Bragg, James D. Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Robert Corey, K. Hoogsteen, John Kendrew, Wendell M. Latimer,
Worth H. Rodebush, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A., Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Journal
of the American Chemical Society
Date: March 15, 1960
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