Chemist Linus Pauling's discovery of sickle-cell anemia's
genetic cause and his application of quantum mechanics to
molecules won him the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1954.
later, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his antinuclear
activism, which included presenting a petition signed by
eleven thousand scientists warning the public about the
biological danger of radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons
testing. Known as a champion of Vitamin C's curative powers,
Pauling researched the genetic mechanisms of disease at
many universities and at the Linus Pauling Institute of
Science and Medicine. He died in 1994 at age ninety-three.
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