The culture in Maurice Wilkins' lab, Raymond Gosling

Interviewee: Raymond Gosling. Raymond Gosling - Rosalind Franklin's graduate student - talks about Franklin's relationship with Maurice Wilkins. (DNAi Location: Code > Finding the structure > Players > Rosalind Franklin > Bad chemistry?)

And they never got together from the word go, to work as a team, partially I think because they were constitutionally more suited to working separately. I mean uncle Maurice was, as we called him, not necessarily to his face, but other Ph.D. students in there, we all referred to him in this way as being an elder statesman who was above us all and very clever and you would go along. But he, we weren't, we weren't working hand in glove, there wasn't that intimacy if you will, that developed between Watson and Crick. Wilkins was shy and kept to himself. Along comes Rosalind Franklin, thinking she is going to do a particular job, also being rather reserved, and wanting to get on with it. And they just did not mix from the word go, they, they, they never sat down together long enough to exchange ideas.

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