Gilbert Stork: In His Own Words and in the Musings of His Friends


  • Dedicated to the memory of an astute historian of chemistry and one of the interviewers of Gilbert Stork’s 1991 oral history quoted herein,1 James J. Bohning, who passed away at the age of 77 on September 2, 2011.


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Storkisms: In honor of the 90th birthday of Professor Gilbert Stork, a collection of poignant quotes and anecdotes have been gathered which illustrate his philosophies of life and his unique qualities of intensity, humor, and gentleness. These stories are both entertaining and didactic, while revealing aspects of the academic life of a chemist from 1940 to 2011.