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Interview with William Lipscomb.
Interview with William Lipscomb. November 3, 1991.
Interview by Thomas Hager for use in "Force of Nature: The Life of Linus Pauling," (Simon & Schuster, 1995).

Pauling's Theory of Antibodies - Wrong But Useful (0:36)

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William Lipscomb: Now, his theory of antibodies is wrong, completely wrong. It's not that the antibody pulls around the antigen. But he produced so much quantitative chemistry with Dan Campbell, that it gave a quantitative foundation and it was only later that Bunny Koshland and others had found that this was really genetic programming to get antibodies. But he stimulated the field enormously. He made Dan Campbell the first professional professor of immunology in any chemistry department anywhere.


Creator: Thomas Hager, William Lipscomb
Associated: Linus Pauling, Dan Campbell, Marian Koshland
Clip ID: hager2.002.6-antibodies

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Creator: Thomas Hager, William Lipscomb

Date: November 3, 1991
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