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Paul Mead Doty (1920–2011)

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Science  13 Jan 2012:
Vol. 335, Issue 6065, pp. 181
DOI: 10.1126/science.1218031

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Paul Mead Doty, early leader in applying physical chemistry to the study of synthetic polymers, proteins, and nucleic acids and in the efforts of senior U.S. scientists to bring arms control thinking to governments on both sides of the Cold War, mentor and constant friend to many in both fields, died on 5 December at age 91 at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.