Copy of a draft letter from Pontecorvo to Professor Conrad Hal ("Wad") Waddington about his Sunday Times review James Dewey ("Jim") Watson's book The Double Helix: a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA (1968)

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Pontecorvo comments on a number of points in Waddington's review and sums up by saying "on the whole, while I have no doubt that Crick is the more original mind, in the DNA work the main drive came from Jim". Also includes copy of Waddington's Sunday Times article titled Riding high on a spiral which appeared in the newspaper on 26 May 1968.