"Polypeptide Configuration Conference...Jim Watson will arrive before March & stay.
Invite him, but no money."
Linus Pauling. Diary entry. August 1952.
"This show, like all of his dazzling performances, delighted the younger students
in the audience. There was no one like Linus in all the world. The combination of
his prodigious mind and his infectious grin was unbeatable. Several fellow professors,
however, watched this performance with mixed feelings....A number of his colleagues
quietly waited for the day when he would fall flat on his face by botching something
James D. Watson. The Double Helix 1968.
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