"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
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.