Letter to the Editor

Franklin Medal

Dear Bill

I was astonished to read in Paul Guinnessy’s note in IUCr Newsletter Vol 10, No.2, page 17 that the Royal Society’s Rosalind Franklin medal 'will be bestowed next year to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Crick and Watson’s Nature article on DNA'. In my innocence I thought it was to to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Franklin and Gosling’s Nature letter 'Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate'. It is true that in the same issue of Nature there were also letters from Watson & Crick and from Wilkins, Stokes & Wilson but the medal is neither a Watson nor a Wilkins one.

Geoff King