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Proceedings of the Conference on The Life and Work of Linus Pauling (1901-1994):
A Discourse on the Art of Biography February 28 - March 2, 1995 Corvallis, Oregon
Linus PaulingThe aim of the symposium was to convene scholars and journalists who have been writing about Linus Pauling as a biographical subject with friends and colleagues who knew him personally and with historians and archivists who have studied scientists as the subject of contemporary scientific biography. Papers and discussions at the conference brought into focus how the writing of contemporary scientific biography poses special challenges both for technical interpretation of the subject's scientific contributions and for sensitivity to the subject's students, colleagues, friends, family, and even the subject himself or herself. The first paper, by Francis Crick, was delivered as the inaugural Linus C. Pauling Day Lecture on 28 February, the day of Linus Pauling's birth in 1901.

Presented here are copies of the presentations given by the speakers, organized into topical sections.

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