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Linus Pauling (1901)close

Born in Portland, Oregon, Linus Pauling was the son of a druggist. He attended Oregon State College and then served as a professor of quantitative analysis at the college. He received the Nobel Price in Chemistry in 1954 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1963, and is the only person to have won two unshared Nobel Prizes. He worked with Albert Einstein to promote world peace and to warn the public about the biological dangers of radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons testing. He is also known for his research into the curative powers of Vitamin C, although much of his work in this field has never been accepted by mainstream scientists.

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