The next day: Double d’oh! Mcconstock points out that Pauling didn’t have a stinking vaccine. So, it’s wrong, not just inconsistent. Thanks again, mccomstock!
mccomstock on Twitter points out that when I do a call back to Salk, I instead reference Pauling:
— mccomstock (@mccomstock) April 23, 2013
“It has been rare and hard-won such as Darwin with his barnacles and Linus Pauling with his vaccine” (page 176)
Too late to fix it in the paperback. At least it’s not factually wrong, just infelicitous. Thanks, mccomstock!