Linus Pauling: It’s in the Blood!

Again, from Oregon State University Libraries, another notable site dedicated to the work of Linus Pauling: It’s in the Blood! A Documentary History of Linus Pauling, Hemoglobin, and Sickle Cell Anemia. From the homepage: ‘Linus Pauling began his professional life studying atoms, and ended it best known for his thoughts on medicine. Linking these two fields was a central body of work on the nature of human blood. During the most productive thirty years of his life, between the mid-1930s and mid-1960s, Pauling’s research in this area not only advanced our understanding of how the blood works at the molecular level, but branched and blossomed into vital discoveries about immunology, sickle-cell anemia, genetics, evolution, and human health. Incorporating more than 300 scanned documents, photographs, audio clips and video excerpts, this web resource includes images of a number of very important and extremely rare items, most of which are held within The Valley Library’s Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers, many of which have not been previously displayed.’