Only one of four individuals to have won more than one Nobel Prize and only person to win two unshared prizes
Active promoter of the health benefits of mega doses of Vitamin C
Author of The Nature of the Chemical Bond. Recognized as the father of molecular biology. Discovered sickle cell anemia was a molecular disease, opening the way toward examining genetically acquired mutations at a molecular level. Created synthetic antibodies formed by altering molecules of globulin in the blood thus developing a substitute for plasma. Constructed the first satisfactory model of a protein molecule, a discovery which had implications for the understanding of the living cell. Introduced the concept of electronegativity; established a scale with associated numerical values for most of the elements. Coined the phrase “orthomolecular” to refer to the practice of varying the concentration of substances normally present in the body to prevent and treat disease. Proposed that deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) was a triple helix.
. . . that he was invited to work on the Manhattan Project but declined, not wanting to uproot his family?
. . . that he became a vigorous peace activist?
. . . that he had his passport revoked in 1952 and then reinstated in 1954 in time to go to Sweden to be presented the Nobel Prize in chemistry?