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Hitchcock Foundation Lectures: "Chemical Bonds in Biology"
Hitchcock Foundation Lectures: "Chemical Bonds in Biology" January 17, 1983.
University of California, Berkeley.

The Move to Study Hemoglobin. (1:07)

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Linus Pauling: Warren Weaver said, “The Rockefeller Foundation isn't really interested in the sulfide minerals. What we are interested in is biology." So that sank in for a while. I remembered those beautiful red crystals of hemoglobin and in fact I'd written a paper on the [?] equilibrium constant of hemoglobin with oxygen - a theoretical paper. That was my first, my beginning in the protein field. So I had an idea and I applied for a grant to study the magnetic properties of hemoglobin. This was eighty-seven years, I think, after the last work had been done. Faraday wrote in his diary, “Have measured the magnetic susceptibility of old, dried blood. Must try recent, fluid blood." So we got the grant.


Creator: Linus Pauling
Associated: Warren Weaver, Rockefeller Foundation, Michael Faraday
Clip ID: 1983v.1a-03

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Creator: Linus Pauling
Associated: University of California, Berkeley

Date: January 17, 1983
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ID: 1983v.1
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