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|Interview with Linus Pauling. October 16, 1992.
Interview by Thomas Hager for use in "Force of Nature: The Life of Linus Pauling,"
(Simon & Schuster, 1995).
The Palmer Committee (1:18)
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Linus Pauling: I was a member of the committee that wrote the Bush report. I didn't play a very
prominent part. In fact I was involved in recommendations that were rejected because
they were not bold enough. Medical committee, I was the lay member of the medical
committee. That committee was dominated by physicians. They were all physicians
except for me, but the deans of the medical schools were all opposed to federal money
coming to the medical schools and opposed to federal support of research generally.
And I went along with this, not being experienced enough in the field of medicine.
So when the National Institutes, NIH, were set up in accordance with the Bush report,
but going much beyond what the Bush report recommended, I began getting a good deal
of money from the NIH too.
ClipCreator: Thomas Hager, Linus Pauling
Associated: National Institutes of Health
Clip ID: hager2.006.7-palmer
Full WorkCreator: Thomas Hager, Linus Pauling
Date: October 16, 1992
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