London: Macmillan, 1953. 2 vols. 4to. lxiv, 1168; lxxi, [i], 1200 pp. FIRST EDITIONS. Black buckram, library label on front endpaper. The entire Volume 171 for January through June, 1953 and Volume 172 for July through December, 1953 are offered. Item #13873
FIRST EDITIONS. “In these two papers Watson & Crick identified the double-helix structure of DNA and explained how it divides prior to mitosis so that each strand can act as a template to pass identical genetic information to each daughter cell.” Watson and Crick shared the Nobel Prize with Wilkins in 1962 for one of the most startling and important discoveries of the century. This paper is followed by those of Wilkins, Stokes and Wilson, and Franklin and Gosling; FIRST EDITION. Proof of the helical structure of DNA, for which Wilkins shared the Nobel Prize with Watson and Crick. Wilkins and his co-workers combined the observed and calculated intensities of diffraction for crystalline DNA in order the check the plausibility of the structure.