Odile Crick

So pleased that the Washington Post published a short piece honoring Odile Crick, who drew the double helix for the April 1953 issue of Nature. Would have been nice to see at least a brief mention of Rosalind Franklin (and possibly even Odile’s perspective on the controversy, if that is known), but overall a nicely done and intimate recap. The NYT added their tribute as well.

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  1. She married Crick in 1949. After he became famous, the couple became known for their bohemian London parties at their home, the Golden Helix.”…”Survivors include two daughters, Gabrielle Crick of London and Jacqueline Nichols of England; a stepson, Michael Crick of Bellevue, Wash., co-author of Crickler puzzles for the Washington Post; a brother; and four grandchildren.”
    ERRORS: The Golden Helix is in Cambridge, England and NOT London; Odile Crick only had TWO grandchildren, ie the children of her daughter Jacqueline Crick Nichols, NOT four. Her stepson Michael Crick (mother Ruth Dodd Crick) has four children.

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