Famous Chemist Linus Pauling

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Savage 1 “Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness” said famous chemist Linus Pauling. Pauling was born in Portland, Oregon, on February 28th, 1901. He is the son of Herman Henry William Pauling and Lucy Isabelle Pauling. Pauling moved four times in six years. He attended public school in the city Condon. He started growing a interest in science when he was 12 years old and first started to collect insects, then minerals. Pauling later graduated from Washington High in 1917. But there was a problem. He scheduled two classes at the same and by the time he realized he had to take them in a sequence it was too late. He then graduated without a diploma. Despite him not having a diploma, he was still accepted…show more content…
In 1936 he discovered that the magnetic properties of hemoglobin change when exposed to oxygen. This study led to the discovery in 1949 that humans manufacture more than one kind of adult hemoglobin. Some hemoglobin tend to clump together and not function right. Hemoglobin’s also tend to not function properly when exposed to less oxygen. This disease is called sickle cell anemia. Sickle cell anemia has many symptoms such as, painful swelling of the hands and feet, and also a yellowish color tint to the skin. Sickle cell is present when babies are born so it is diagnosable from birth. This disease was one of the first documented discoveries of a molecular disorder. Pauling also began to explore the effects of vitamin C in preventing colds. His work helped create the orthomolecular medicine. This field is based on the topic that vitamin C is used to prevent disease and illness. The Orthomolecular Medicine, is a non-profit organization. It was later named the Linus Pauling Institute. Linus Pauling also became known as the founder of molecular biology. This resulted because of his discovery of the spiral structure of proteins. In 1958 Pauling published his thoughts on the military threat facing the world. For his efforts, Pauling was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1963. Pauling also won another Nobel Peace Prize for his work with chemistry in
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