Linus Pauling: I believe, that, provided that enough money is put into the field of medical research
and research in the sciences fundamental to medical research, it will be possible
for us to make very great progress during the next few years or the next few decades
in the control of disease and in the diminution of the amount of human suffering.
I think in fact, that this is the way in which the transition, the economic dislocation,
from a Cold War economy to a peace economy accompanying disarmament can be carried
A great many scientists are now working on weapons or on problems connected with war
and the Cold War. We need to set up, our government needs to set up, many great laboratories
in which these scientists could carry on work on problems related to medicine or fundamental
to medical research. This would be, then, a way in which unemployment of scientists
could be avoided, the economic transition could be achieved, and for the benefit of
the American people.