Linus Pauling: You know, I had a young man come from France to work with me. A friend of mine, professor
of philosophy, said he had a young friend in France who wanted to study. In fact he
had worked in the United States in the University of Illinois, but wanted to continue
his biological work on oxidation of cells and would I accept him in the laboratory?
I said yes, but when he came I talked him into working on hemoglobin because I wasn’t
very interested in the Warburg apparatus and what happens with carbon dioxide coming
out, and I thought, he seems like a very intelligent young man, surely he’ll get interested
We made an agreement that if he would work three months on hemoglobin for me, then
we would buy a Warburg apparatus and thermostats and so on, and set him up. Well,
he worked five years on hemoglobin. Emile Zuckerkandl is his name.
He has a record. In this book, these big volumes, citation index that some computer
gets out, where you can look up somebody’s name and see how many times other people
have referred to his publications. Emile, Emile Zuckerkandl occurs with the record
for the longest period of publications. Under his name, "Zuckerkandl, Emile," there
come publications in Science in 1848, 1853, 1860, 1870, 1888, there's a little gap then, and then starts out again
and goes on up to 1969. His grandfather, Emile Zuckerkandl. You see, the computer
wasn't programmed to ask how long a man lived.