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|"Linus Pauling, Crusading Scientist." 1977.
Produced for NOVA by Robert Richter/WGBH-Boston.
Learning of the Nobel Chemistry Prize. (0:54)
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Linus Pauling: I received notice that I had been awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize for Chemistry while
I was preparing to give a lecture at Cornell University. I wasn't at home. I was on
a trip back East. And the telephone call came just ten minutes before I was to enter
the hall and give a seminar, a lecture, in, about the Baker Laboratories. This was
long after the 10 years, 20, 15, 16 years after I had given the Baker lectures there.
But I had a little difficulty calming down enough to enter and of course, when I entered,
the professor in charge, Frank Long, announced that it had just been announced that
I had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
ClipCreator: Linus Pauling
Associated: Frank Long
Clip ID: 1977v.66-cornell
Full WorkCreator: Robert Richter, WGBH-Boston
Associated: Linus Pauling, Ava Helen Pauling, David Shoemaker, E. Bright Wilson, Jr., Frank Catchpool
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