"What I'm telling you now is that I was thinking of the alpha helix in hemoglobin,
and I refrained from saying anything to Max, not because I wanted to keep him from
having significant information, but because there's no use disturbing people about
something unless you feel happy with it yourself."
Linus Pauling. Interview with Horace Freeland Judson. December 23, 1975.
"It was one of those papers you publish mainly because you've done all that work."
Max Perutz. Interview with Horace Freeland Judson. January 31, 1976.
"The machine was a simple idea that required superb engineering. Rotor and bearings
allowed great rotational speeds to be built up, monitored, and maintained for hours
and days. Cooling systems kept the experiment at constant low temperature. The individual
cells for solutions were made of glass or quartz, and a high-speed camera was set
up so that one cell was photographed repeatedly as it passed by."
Horace Freeland Judson. The Eighth Day of Creation (New York: Simon and Schuster). 1979.
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