"The meetings at Stanford...were very interesting. There were lots of times when people wanted to know what Pauling would
say about different things, so [John] Edsall and I had to speak for you, taking of course, a fair amount of the credit."
Charles Coryell. Letter to Linus Pauling. July 4, 1941.
"Dr. Charles Coryell, who has worked on the metallurgy project at the University of Chicago for a couple of years, received
his training here, and then became Assistant Professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, is an extremely able
young inorganic and physical chemist, with a great amount of energy. I recommend him most highly."
Linus Pauling. Letter to George T. Felbeck. November 17, 1943.
"Life is too complicated to permit a complete understanding through the study of whole organisms. Only by simplifying a biological
problem -- breaking it down into a multitude of individual problems -- can you get the answers. In 1935, for example, Charles
Coryell and I made our discovery about how oxygen molecules are attached to the iron atoms of hemoglobin, not by getting a
cow and putting it into our magnetic apparatus, but by getting some blood from the cow and studying this blood."
Linus Pauling. Interview with Neil A. Campbell, Bioscience, v. 36, no. 11. December 1986.