"[M]y recommendation to young people, which I have been making for fifty years, is that if you want to go into biology, biochemistry,
molecular biology, why don’t you start out by majoring in physics and chemistry and mathematics and then move on later? I’ve
even recommended...to students interested in biology to take the Ph.D. in chemistry, rather than biology, and then...start
work in...plant physiology or some other field. With your basic understanding you will be able to be successful in this field."
Linus Pauling. "Linus Pauling, Ph.D." Interviewed by Wayne Reynolds for the American Academy of Achievement. November 11, 1990.
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