Monday, July 23, 2007

Nobel Laureates 1962

The other day we were talking about good American writers and the name "John Steinbeck" came up (for unknown reasons). This led to the obligatory question about whether anyone had actually read The Grapes of Wrath (some had) or The Log from the Sea of Cortez (nobody had). Anyway, it reminded me of a famous photograph I had once seen so I tried to find it on the internet. Here it is.

From left to right: Prof. Maurice Wilkins (Physiology & Medicine), Dr. Max Perutz (Chemistry), Francis Crick (Physiology & Medicine), John Steinbeck (Literature), James Watson (Physiology & Medicine), Dr. John Kendrew, (Chemistry). I hope Steinbeck was impressed.

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