Please accept my congratulations on your coverage of Linus Pauling, "A Prized Fighter" (Feb. 26).
It was not necessary to represent the ignoramuses who are against (Vitamin) C only because they don't know about it. Pauling's book, "Live Longer and Better," is largely devoted to clear proof of his positions with regard to C, with no room for doubt.
Pauling is a scientist. When he makes a statement, it's supportable. A common criticism of him stating that he is a scientist and not a doctor, therefore, he doesn't know what he is talking about, is a very weak argument, particularly by those who "practice" medicine.
Thanks again for favoring us with a little peek on the life of a man who has done so much for mankind.
HUGH HARRIS ANDERSON