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|"Linus Pauling, Crusading Scientist." 1977.
Produced for NOVA by Robert Richter/WGBH-Boston.
The Influence of Roscoe Dickinson. (1:32)
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Linus Pauling: Dickinson was a man that I worked closely with for a year about, perhaps even less
than a year. He had, he was young, had just finished his National Research, he may
even still have had his National Research Council Fellowship when I worked with him.
He was remarkably clear-headed, logical, and thorough and fortunately the field of
x-ray diffraction was in an excellent state in that the procedures were rather complicated
but they were thoroughly logical, consisted of a series of logical tests. I was very
much impressed by this and of course I went beyond that pretty soon. By, after about
three years, three or four years had passed, I was making structure determinations
of crystals that the technique was not powerful enough to handle by guessing what
the structure was and then testing it. Dickinson said to me one day that this was
something that he couldn't possibly do but he thought it was a good thing that I was
trying to do it.
ClipCreator: Linus Pauling
Associated: Roscoe Dickinson
Clip ID: 1977v.66-dickinson
Full WorkCreator: Robert Richter, WGBH-Boston
Associated: Linus Pauling, Ava Helen Pauling, David Shoemaker, E. Bright Wilson, Jr., Frank Catchpool
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