"Beadle makes an exceptionally fine impression and is undoubtedly one of the most
promising men of his age in Biology - a man to be watched."
Frank Blair Hanson. Diary entry. September 1936.
"You know our plans for the future development of physical and chemical biology at
the Institute. We need you as a key member of a team that will further elaborate them
as well as carry them out."
George Beadle. Letter to Max Delbrück. December 19, 1946.
"Beadle was an exemplary product of Caltech's program. His cooperative style, wide
network of institutional connections, and effective management of research projects
exemplified Caltech's ideal of scientific leadership."
Lily E. Kay. The Molecular Vision of Life: Caltech, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Rise of
the New Biology (New York: Oxford University Press). 1993.