The Double Helix - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

Watson saw Chargraff again, briefly, at the International Biochemical Congress in Paris, but they didn't speak. Watson spoke to Max Delbruck, who had offered him a job at Cal Tech which Watson would go to next year. Delbruck wasn't as enthusiastic about Watson's TMV discovery as Watson thought he would be, and he was unenthusiastic, when Watson compared Crick to Linus Pauling.

Pauling appeared unexpectedly at the meeting, but he revealed no new information about his protein structure. Maurice also was in town, on his way to Brazil and appearing unhappy. Watson tried to entertain him, but Maurice had eaten some bad food and spent the rest of his stay recovering.

Chapter 19 Analysis

The meeting in Paris is unproductive. Watson mingles with scientists and goes on outings, but this interlude contributes more to Watson's social experiences than his professional life. His clothes are stolen during his trip...

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