Women Pioneers of Medical Research

Women Pioneers of Medical Research

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While most laymen could recognize Florence Nightingale as the founder of modern nursing, it's doubtful they could likewise identify Louise Pearce as one of the primary researchers in the cure for African Sleeping Sickness or Anna W. Williams as the discoverer of the diphtheria antitoxin. This book profiles 25 women who have made significant contributions to medical research, including Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Lydia Folger Fowler, Virginia Apgar, and Rosalind Franklin, among others. Each profile includes a general introduction and covers the woman's childhood or family background, her formal education, her most valuable contributions to the field, and the important events or persons which influenced her life and career.Other professional societies include the Sigma Xi Research Society, Association of Women in Science, Infectious Diseases Society of America (as ... In 1991 Alice accepted the position as dean of the College of Science of New York University.

Title:Women Pioneers of Medical Research
Author:King-Thom Chung
Publisher:McFarland - 2009-11-17


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