Long-time OSU historians Mina Carson and Mary Jo Nye (emerita) contributed to a fascinating OPB documentary on chemist and activist Linus Pauling.  It includes substantial discussion of the science, the political controversies, and his partnership with Ava Helen Pauling.

From OPB:

“Linus Pauling is considered one of the greatest chemists of the 20th century.  A brilliant scientist and humanitarian he made revolutionary discoveries in chemistry, physics, molecular biology and medicine; then used his international fame and popularity to promote world peace.

Targeted by the FBI and labeled a Communist during the height of the Cold War, Linus Pauling is the only person in history to win two unshared Nobel Prizes.”

Read more and watch the full episode here.

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