Namerer of DNA?

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From:"John C. Dennis" <>
To:"J. A. Kiernan" <>
Date:Thu, 14 Oct 1999 14:11:20 -0500 (CDT)
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I've enjoyed the history seminars today.  Would one of you guys dig in
your books (look to your right, John) and dig up who gets credit for
naming DNA.  It's one of the old dead histologists (Austrian?) who was
actually doing cytohistochem back when Americans were busy blowing each
other up.

It seems to me that we, the living histochem folk, get short shrifted by
the molecular types who see no science in our sort of work.  That's fine
by me but I wonder when the molecular science types actually became

John Carroll Dennis
Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology
109 Greene Hall
Auburn University, AL  36849

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