Linus Pauling


Born: 2/28/1901 in Portland, Oregon, USA
Died: 8/19/1994
Age: 93
Cause of death: prostate cancer

Full name: Linus Carl Pauling
Noted For: biochemist; won the Nobel Prize in chemistry (1954) for discovering the nature of chemical bonding. Won the Nobel Peace Prize (1962) for bringing a halt to above-ground nuclear testing. Advocated consumption of large amounts of vitamin C to prevent disease.

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