Linus Pauling

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. Nine years
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.


Resources for Teachers and Students

Reflections on Working Towards Peace