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Franklin, Rosalind 1920-1958

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Works: 72 works in 134 publications in 2 languages and 7,858 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Folklore  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Fiction 
Roles: Dedicatee
Classifications: QH506.F72, 572.8092
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Baby lore : superstitions & old wives tales from the world over related to pregnancy, birth & babycare by Rosalind Franklin ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nightingale sisters : the making of a nurse in 1800's America by Rosalind Franklin ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the nightingale sang : a nurse's life in the 1950s and 1960s by Cynthia O'Neill ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The superstitious bride : a book of wedding lore by Rosalind Franklin ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clem the Cornish cat by Rosalind Franklin ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bride's book of wedding superstitions by Rosalind Franklin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bodrick and the magic petals : the Beast of Bodmin Moor meets the Cornish piskies! by Rosalind Franklin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Molecular structure of nucleic acids : a structure for deoxyribonucleic acid by James D Watson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rosalind Franklin : the dark lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In March 1953, Maurice Wilkins of King's College, London, announced the departure of his obstructive colleague Rosalind Franklin to rival Cavendish Laboratory scientist Francis Crick. But it was too late. Franklin's unpublished data and crucial photograph of DNA had already been seen by her competitors at the Cambridge University lab. With the aid of these, plus their own knowledge, Watson and Crick discovered the structure of the molecule that genes are composed of--DNA, the secret of life. This is a powerful story of a remarkable simpleminded, forthright and tempestuous young woman who, at the age of fifteen, decided she was going to be a scientist, but who was airbrushed out of the greatest scientific discovery of the twentieth century
Papers by Charlotte Friend ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Charlotte Friend collection provides an excellent view of the scientist as well as the non-research side of a researcher's career. These files document Dr. Friend's role as a professional involved with numerous organizations as a leader, committee member, and reviewer; as an administrator of her own lab, with the concomitant need to write and receive grants from outside funding; and, at a lessening degree as time went on, as a teacher. Dr. Friend's research efforts are harder to trace here. The natural source for this would be the research notebooks, but these are now lost, with only a few remaining in the Center for Experimental Cell Biology. In this collection, the Manuscripts Series has the finished product of this research, although this series ends in 1979. There is also the Meetings, Speeches and Notebooks Series, which shows somewhat the progress of her work. Scattered throughout the Correspondence and Alphabetical series are also fleeting references to her work. Another facet of the collection is the insight it provides into the world of cancer research during an important era, an era which Dr. Friend herself helped propel. This was the time, starting in the 1950s, when scientists gradually turned to an acceptance of viruses as cancer causing agents in humans. The evolution of the field may be traced through the conference programs (Box 33-38), the journal articles that Dr. Friend reviewed (Box 2, Box 7-19), as well as through the correspondence and her own research. These papers also show the intimacy of the cancer research community itself, at least at the level at which Dr. Friend operated. These papers provide information on women's role in science. Dr. Friend in some ways held an unusual position. Her discovery of the Friend leukemia virus established her reputation very early in her career. Perhaps because of this, she felt that she herself was not held back by being a woman, with the exception of some wage discrimination. Still, she believed that science truly had been a man's world and that it would take conscious and steady efforts by women to change this. For her part, this involved nominating women to positions of authority in organizations; suggesting women speakers for programs; speaking out about women's issues; serving as a role model to young women from grade school to graduate school; and ultimately, by taking time from her own lab to serve in prominent positions in professional associations. The latter is reflected in the Alphabetical Series in files on the Harvey Society, the American Association for Cancer Research, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences. Finally, the Charlotte Friend Papers give a great deal of insight into her as a person. She cared deeply about and was very involved with her family (Personal Series). She loved to travel, but always loved New York. She wrote letters to congressmen and mayors on issues she cared about, including support for Israel, cuts in research funding, the status of women, and abortion rights (Box 42, f.7). Her support staff loved her, and many times she functioned as a mother hen to the group. Still, she seemed to be the mentor to few graduate students, and colleagues did not remain many years in her lab. She was a complex woman whose intricacies are clearly displayed in this collection
The Rosalind Franklin papers by Rosalind Franklin ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Rosalind Elsie Franklin (1920-1958) was a British chemist and crystallographer who is best known for her role in the discovery of the structure of DNA. It was her x-ray diffraction photos of DNA and her analysis of that data--provided to Francis Crick and James Watson without her knowledge--that gave them clues crucial to building their correct theoretical model of the molecule in 1953. While best known for this work, Franklin also did important research into the micro-structure and properties of coals and other carbons, and spent the last five years of her career elucidating the structure of plant viruses, notably tobacco mosaic virus. The Churchill Archives Centre in Cambridge, England is the repository for the Rosalind Franklin Papers, which range from 1920 to 1975. The collection contains photographs, correspondence, diaries, published articles, lectures, laboratory notebooks, and research notes. As part of its Profiles in Science project, the National Library of Medicine has collaborated with the Churchill Archives Centre to digitize and make available over the World Wide Web a selection of the Rosalind Franklin Papers for use by educators and researchers. This site provides access to the portions of the Rosalind Franklin Papers of the Churchill Archives Centre that have been selected for digitization. Individuals interested in conducting research in the Rosalind Franklin Papers are invited to contact the Churchill Archives Centre. This online Exhibit is designed to introduce you to the various phases of Franklin's scientific career and professional life
Nature : the molecular structure of nucleic acids : the classic papers from Nature, 25 April 1953 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Evidence for 2-chain helix in crystalline structure of sodium deoxyribonucleate by Rosalind Franklin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The structure of viruses as determined by x-ray diffraction by Rosalind Franklin ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The structure of sodium thymonucleate fibers by Rosalind Franklin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Rosalind Franklin offprints] by Rosalind Franklin ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The structure of sodium thymonucleate fibers by Rosalind Franklin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Double helix 50th anniversary collection : the molecular structure of nucleic acids : the classic papers from Nature, 25 April 1953 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The structure of sodium thymonucleate fibers by Rosalind Franklin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Franklin, Rosalind E., 1920-1958
Franklin, Rosalind Elsie
Franklin, Rosalind Elsie, 1920-1958
フランクリン, ロザリンド
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Chinese (2)
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