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George W. Beadle
George E. Burch
Dan H. Campbell
William B. Castle
Robert B. Corey
Charles D. Coryell
Lee A. DuBridge
Vernon M. Ingram
Harvey A. Itano
Karl Landsteiner
Alfred E. Mirsky
Robert M. Nalbandian
James V. Neel
A. A. Noyes
Ava Helen Pauling
Linus Pauling
Walter A. Schroeder
S. Jonathan Singer
Stanley M. Swingle
Arne Tiselius
Warren Weaver
Ibert C. Wells
Paul L. Wolf
Emile Zuckerkandl

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Charles Coryell
Charles Coryell, 1935.
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Charles D. Coryell


Charles D. Coryell Papers, 1945-1959
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"The meetings at Stanford...were very interesting. There were lots of times when people wanted to know what Pauling would say about different things, so [John] Edsall and I had to speak for you, taking of course, a fair amount of the credit."

Charles Coryell. Letter to Linus Pauling. July 4, 1941.

"Dr. Charles Coryell, who has worked on the metallurgy project at the University of Chicago for a couple of years, received his training here, and then became Assistant Professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, is an extremely able young inorganic and physical chemist, with a great amount of energy. I recommend him most highly."

Linus Pauling. Letter to George T. Felbeck. November 17, 1943.

"Life is too complicated to permit a complete understanding through the study of whole organisms. Only by simplifying a biological problem -- breaking it down into a multitude of individual problems -- can you get the answers. In 1935, for example, Charles Coryell and I made our discovery about how oxygen molecules are attached to the iron atoms of hemoglobin, not by getting a cow and putting it into our magnetic apparatus, but by getting some blood from the cow and studying this blood."

Linus Pauling. Interview with Neil A. Campbell, Bioscience, v. 36, no. 11. December 1986.

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