"The Origins of Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine." May 20, 1986. Recording of a Pauling lecture. Produced by Medical Television, University of Alabama,
Moving on from the Hemoglobinopathies. (0:38)
Linus Pauling: Well, orthomolecular medicine. I got interested in orthomolecular medicine - I invented
the word "orthomolecular" - because I had been working on schizophrenia. When Harvey
Itano left me to go back to Bethesda after eight years, I thought, "I don't want to
compete with him, in studying the hemoglobinopathies. So I'll look at some other diseases,"
and I decided on mental disease. I got some grants over a ten-year period and with
my associates worked on mental illness.