The long cold Minnesota winters instilled in me a fascination for exotic far off places I aspired toward a career in tropical diseases and world health problems.

Peter Agre Health Quote

Now a cholera epidemic was sweeping through Southeast Asia and south Asia in the early 1970s so I started medical school and I joined a laboratory to work on this.

Peter Agre Medical Quote

My brother Jim and I spent many wonderful summers working on dairy farms in Wisconsin owned by Mom’s cousins and as members of our local Boy Scout troop.

Peter Agre Mom Quote

Following my junior year in high school I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber a young language teacher from Roosevelt.

Peter Agre Teacher Quote

Dad was a chemistry professor at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota then Oxford College in Minnesota and a very active member of the American Chemical Society education committee where he sat on the committee with Linus Pauling who had authored a very phenomenally important textbook of chemistry.

We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible.

Peter Agre Dad Quotes