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James D. Watson
James D Watson - The Double Helix - 1st 1st STATED - Science / DNA / Milestone
New York: Atheneum, 1968. Watson, James D. - The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA - Atheneum: New York, 1968 - First Edition / First Printing - "First Edition" stated on the copyright page as required in order to denote the first printing of the first edition. "Al Hershey had sent me a long letter from Cold Spring Harbor summarizing the recently completed experiments by which he and Martha Chase established that a key feature of the infection of a bacterium by a phage was the injection of the viral DNA into the host bacterium. Most important, very little protein entered the bacterium. Their experiment was thus a powerful new proof that DNA is the primary genetic material. Nonetheless, almost no one in the audience of over four hundred microbiologists seemed interested as I read long sections of Hershey's letter. Obvious exceptions were André Lwoff, Seymour Benzer, and Gunther Stent, all briefly over from Paris. They knew that Hershey's experiments were not trivial and that from then on everyone was going to place more emphasis on DNA." The book has some light soiling, sunning to the edges, and foxing to the pages internally. The boards remain clean and bright and the binding is square and firm. The dust jacket is soiled and has edge wear with some shallow bites and a few short closed tears. There is a stamp on the front end page and the fore edge of the text block. Both stamps are from H. Wiesmeyer. H. [Herbert] Wiesmeyer was a contemporary scientist working in the field of biochemistry and genetics. He seems to have published quite … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Under The Jacket (underthejacketbooks) [Greenwood, South Carolina, US]
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