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Dr. Linus Carl Pauling is the only person to have won two Nobel prizes individually for
A. Chemistry in 1954, Peace Prize in 1962
B. Peace Prize in 1954, Chemistry in 1962
C. Physics in 1954, Medicine in 1962
D. Medicine in 1954, Physics in 1962
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Answer: Option A: Chemistry in 1954, Peace Prize in 1962
Linus Carl Pauling (February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994) was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, and educator. He published more than 1,200 papers and books, of which about 850 dealt with scientific topics. New Scientist called him one of the 20 greatest scientists of all time and as of 2000, he was rated the 16th most important scientist in history.
For his scientific work, Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954. For his peace activism, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962. He is one of four individuals to have won more than one Nobel Prize (the others being Marie Curie, John Bardeen and Frederick Sanger).