Mapping Nature’s scientist: The posthumous demarcation of Rosalind Franklin’s crystallographic data

  title={Mapping Nature’s scientist: The posthumous demarcation of Rosalind Franklin’s crystallographic data},
  author={Robin E. Jensen and Melissa M Parks and Benjamin W. Mann and Kourtney Maison and Madison A Krall},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Speech},
  pages={297 - 318}
ABSTRACT Nature, the journal that in 1953 published James Watson and Francis Crick’s double-helix model of DNA, also published numerous pieces about crystallographer Rosalind Franklin. Franklin’s coverage, however, was published largely after her death in 1958 and dealt with the fact that, without her knowledge, Franklin’s colleague Maurice Wilkins gave Watson her crystallographic images of DNA and thereby supplied him with the key data upon which his model was built. In this analysis of the 68… 
1 Citations


After the Double Helix
Developments in TMV research during the 1950s illustrate the connections in the emerging field of molecular biology between structural studies of nucleic acids and of proteins and viruses and reveal how the protagonists of the “race for the double helix” continued to interact personally and professionally during the years when Watson and Crick's model for thedouble-helical structure of DNA was debated and confirmed.
Maurice Wilkins (1916-2004).
Rosalind Franklin: Unsung Hero of the DNA Revolution
ON APRIL 25, 1953, three papers were published in Nature, the prestigious scientific journal,' which exposed the "fundamentally beautiful"2 structure of DNA to the public, and sounded the starting
Light on a dark lady.
  • A. Piper
  • History
    Trends in biochemical sciences
  • 1998
Seeding crystallography.
The history of crystallography shows that women have served as seed crystals, paving the way for other women to enter the field: so, not only does science need famous women, but it equally needs women to beget them.
The double helix and the 'wronged heroine'
In 1962, James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins received the Nobel prize for the discovery of the structure of DNA. Notably absent from the podium was Rosalind Franklin, whose X-ray
Nettie M. Stevens and the Discovery of Sex Determination by Chromosomes
Neither Stevens nor Wilson is now given adequate recognition by writers of texts and popular works on biology; most of the credit for the establishment of modern genetics usually goes to Thomas Hunt Morgan, who would not accept the chromosome theory until several years after the work of Stevens and Wilson had been published.
Watson's way with words
the public would enjoy as much as The Great Gatsby. He started writing in 1962 with the working title “Honest Jim”, which is illuminating in itself. The Writing Life of James D. Watson includes
Reassessing Discovery: Rosalind Franklin, Scientific Visualization, and the Structure of DNA*
Philosophers have traditionally conceived of discovery in terms of internal cognitive acts. Close consideration of Rosalind Franklin’s role in the discovery of the DNA double helix, however, reveals
The Matthew Matilda Effect in Science
Recent work has brought to light so many cases, historical and contemporary, of women scientists who have been ignored, denied credit or otherwise dropped from sight that a sex-linked phenomenon