Note: December 2009 is a double issue featuring commentary plus two complete interviews
Topics: A retrospective look at the fields of medicine, chemistry, pharmacology, and nutrition. Dr. Bland pays tribute to Dr. Linus Pauling, his personal mentor, and Dr. Abram Hoffer, his longtime colleague and friend who passed away in May 2009.
Clinicians/Researchers of the Month:
Linus Pauling, PhD
1901 - 1994
Interview recorded circa 1982 at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine
From his personal archives, Dr. Bland retrieved a personal copy of an audio interview he made with Dr. Linus Pauling during his time as a Senior Research Fellow at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine. Dr. Pauling was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962. He is the only person ever to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes.
Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD
1917 - 2009
Interview recorded in December 2008 in Dr. Hoffer's office in Victoria, British Columbia
Dr. Abram Hoffer specialized in psychiatry. He carried out groundbreaking research and collaborated with many noted and respected scientists, including renowned geneticist Ernst Mayr, Dr. Humphry Osmond, and Dr. Linus Pauling. Dr. Bland met with Dr. Hoffer to present him with the 14th Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award.