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William T. Astbury
George W. Beadle
John Desmond Bernal
William Lawrence Bragg
Herman R. Branson
Dan H. Campbell
William B. Castle
Robert B. Corey
Francis H. C. Crick
Max Delbrück
Emil Fischer
Frank Blair Hanson
Maurice Huggins
Harvey A. Itano
John C. Kendrew
Karl Landsteiner
Alfred E. Mirsky
Carl G. Niemann
Linus Pauling
Max F. Perutz
Frederick Sanger
S. Jonathan Singer
Theodor (The) Svedberg
Alexander R. Todd
Warren Weaver
Dorothy Wrinch

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Portrait of George Beadle.
Portrait of George Beadle. 1950s.
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George W. Beadle


George Wells Beadle Papers, 1908-1984
Location: Caltech Institute Archives
Address: Mail Code 015A-74, Caltech, Pasadena, California 91125
Size: 16 linear feet
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"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.

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