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"Linus Pauling, Crusading Scientist."
 
"Linus Pauling, Crusading Scientist." 1977.
Produced for NOVA by Robert Richter/WGBH-Boston.

"...As Good an Excuse As I Can Think Of..." (0:44)

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Linus Pauling: ...here is another one, the polypeptide chain twisted into this helical form. This is the double helix discovered by Watson and Crick. Professor Corey and I were interested in it at the time. I even expressed the feeling that I thought sometime I would find the structure of nucleic acid. But thinking back on it, I decided that I wasn't working hard enough at the job. That's as good an excuse as I can think of, that I wasn't working hard enough.

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Creator: Linus Pauling
Associated: James D. Watson, Francis Crick, Robert Corey
Clip ID: 1977v.66-excuse

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Creator: Robert Richter, WGBH-Boston
Associated: Linus Pauling, Ava Helen Pauling, David Shoemaker, E. Bright Wilson, Jr., Frank Catchpool

Date: 1977
Genre: sound
ID: 1977v.66
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