The story of Rosalind Franklin and her role in the discovery of the structure of DNA was well written by Ros Sitwell (M Star February 28).
But it was less than fair to the late Maurice Wilkins, whom I knew and worked with although I know nothing about his relations with Franklin except what I have read in different places.
It should be recorded that Professor Wilkins, who had been a member of the Communist Party before the second world war, remained firmly on the left and was an active trade unionist and a consistent campaigner for nuclear disarmament and world peace all the rest of his life.
He was a member of the Russell committee against nuclear weapons, a founder member of CND, an active member of the Pugwash movement and a vice-president of the World Federation of Scientific Workers.
He was a quiet, shy, modest man, and I was privileged to have known him.