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Student Learning Curriculum: Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers

Later Years: Molecular Disease and Orthomolecular Medicine

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Misc. dates Chemistry in relation to biology and medicine (Biological Specificity)
Science Section 8. 1930-1996. Much of this section contains correspondence and reprints.
Science 8.001 and 8.002 have some handwritten research notes, along with reprints and correspondence. (Catalogue Vol. II pages 24-25)
1946 Cancer
Handwritten notes made on a train journey, and correspondence for an unpublished work, "The Nature and Causes of Cancer." Interesting for showing stages of early development (two drafts) of an idea, and as precursor to later work.
View Online: Manuscripts and Typescripts of Articles 1946a.6 (Catalogue Vol. I page 156)
1958 "Molecular Structure and Disease"
A Lowell Institute lecture at Harvard University. Published later as a chapter in Disease and the Advancement of Basic Science, a book of the lectures.
View Online: Manuscripts of Speeches 1958s2.8 (Catalogue Vol. I page 219)
1959 "Molecular Structure in Relation to Biology and Medicine"
A brief comment on progress in this area at that time, mentioning the lack of a complete description of any one protein molecule.
Interesting for a historical perspective on molecular biology.
Publications 1959p.19 (Catalogue Vol. I page 124)
Misc. dates Orthomolecular medicine: varied
Science Section 11. Mostly 1970s-1990s. Much of this section contains correspondence and reprints. (Catalogue Vol. II pages 32-52)
Orthomolecular medicine: cancer
Science 11.001 and 11.002 include handwritten data analysis on cancer experiments. (Catalogue Vol. II page 32)
Linus Pauling serving pancakes at a Women's International League for Peace and Freedom breakfast, 1962.
Linus Pauling serving pancakes at a Women's International League for Peace and Freedom breakfast, 1962.
LP Photographs, 1962i.36

Misc. dates Orthomolecular psychiatry
Science Section 11. Correspondence, preliminaries to publication of books, some articles by others. Mostly from the 1960s, with some material from 1970-1988.
Science 11.070, 1962-1988, has materials on orthomolecular psychiatry, and includes references to the Linus Pauling Institute having its beginnings in Pauling’s interest in mental deficiency. (Catalogue Vol. II page 49)
1966 Orthomolecular psychiatry
In a research notebook, Pauling’s notes for a paper on orthomolecular psychiatry read, "Basic idea: Provision of optimal molecular environment of the mind (optimal concentrations of substances normally present in the human body. . .) might control or prevent mental disease in hundreds of thousands of people."
View Online: Research Notebooks Box 32R, 1966, pp. 129-30 (Catalogue Vol. II pages 124-130)
Misc. dates Orthomolecular medicine and mental disturbances
Science Section 11; beginning with 11.070 (Catalogue Vol. II pages 49-52)
A few selected speeches on orthomolecular medicine and related topics follow. See the Catalogue under Speeches for a complete listing.
1968 "Abnormal Protein Molecules in Relation to Disease"
Notes for a speech.
Manuscripts and Typescripts of Speeches 1968s.2 (Catalogue Vol. I page 233)
1968 "Molecular Complementariness and Biological Specificity"
Notes for a speech.
Manuscripts and Typescripts of Speeches View Online: Manuscripts and Typescripts of Speeches 1968s.3 (Catalogue Vol. I page 233)
1968 "Orthomolecular Psychiatry"
Handwritten notes for a speech, cut and pasted on a printed article.
Manuscripts and Typescripts of Speeches 1968s.19 (Catalogue Vol. I page 234)
1969 "Orthomolecular Psychiatry"
View Online: Manuscript and typescript for the OSU Centennial lecture, "Advancement of Knowledge."
Manuscripts and Typescripts of Speeches 1969s.1 (Catalogue Vol. I page 234)
1969 "The Molecular Basis of Health and Disease"
On the importance of nutrition in preventing disease caused by deficiencies, and the need to fund this kind of research instead of spending money on nuclear armaments.
View Online: Manuscripts and Typescripts of Speeches 1969s.5 (Catalogue Vol. I page 234)
Ava Helen and Linus Pauling at Deer Flat Ranch, Big Sur, California, 1971.
Ava Helen and Linus Pauling at Deer Flat Ranch, Big Sur, California, 1971.
LP Photographs, 1971i.19