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Printing blunders

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I came across this clipping in Sydney Brenner’s Collection. It is a newspaper clipping from the May 10th, 1978, “Daily Camera,” about Jean Watson, a Nursing Professor in Colorado. This clipping features a photograph of “Jean Watson;” however, this photograph is not of Jean Watson, but is actually of James D. Watson.

Besides a good laugh and probably some embarrassment for Jean Watson of Boulder, Colorado, this article serves as a reminder of the importance of checking primary resources and conducting research on your own. You can’t trust everything you read; even the professionals get things wrong sometimes.

image of Jim Watson printing error article