Linus Pauling: I believe, that, provided that enough money is put into the field of medical research and research in the sciences fundamental
to medical research, it will be possible for us to make very great progress during the next few years or the next few decades
in the control of disease and in the diminution of the amount of human suffering. I think in fact, that this is the way in
which the transition, the economic dislocation, from a Cold War economy to a peace economy accompanying disarmament can be
A great many scientists are now working on weapons or on problems connected with war and the Cold War. We need to set up,
our government needs to set up, many great laboratories in which these scientists could carry on work on problems related
to medicine or fundamental to medical research. This would be, then, a way in which unemployment of scientists could be avoided,
the economic transition could be achieved, and for the benefit of the American people.