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Women pioneers of medical research : biographies of 25 outstanding scientists / King-Thom Chung ; foreword by Hubert A. Lechevalier.

Women pioneers of medical research : biographies of 25 outstanding scientists

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  • ISBN: 9780786429271 (softcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: vii, 212 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) : promoter of inoculation against smallpox -- Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) : founder of modern nursing -- Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) : champion of medical education for women -- Lydia Folger Fowler (1822-1879) : first American woman to receive a medical degree -- Marie Elizabeth Zakrzewska (1829-1902) : pioneering German-born physician -- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836-1917) : pioneering British physician -- Anna W. Williams (1863-1954) : developer of diphtheria antitoxin and of a method for quickly diagnosing rabies -- Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) : discoverer of medically important radium -- Sara Josephine Baker (1873-1945) : physician and pioneer public health worker -- Alice Catherine Evans (1881-1975) : researcher in bacteriology and promoter of pasteurization of milk -- Louise Pearce (1885-1959) : leader in research on both African sleeping sickness and syphilis -- Elizabeth "Lee" Hazen (1885-1975) : discoverer of medically useful antifungal antibiotics -- Sara Elizabeth Branham (1888-1962) : pioneer in meningitis studies --
Rebecca Craighill Lancefield (1895-1981) : researcher of streptococci classification and infections -- Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori (1896-1957) : researcher in sugar metabolism and glycogen storage disorders -- Rachel Fuller Brown (1898-1980) : co-discoverer of the antifungal antibiotic nystatin -- Margaret Pittman (1901-1995) : pioneer in standardization of biological products and studies of whooping cough -- Virginia Apgar (1909-1974) : pioneer anesthetist and developer of the Apgar score for newborn health -- Gladys Lounsbury Hobby (1910-1993) : leader in the study of antibiotics and anti-tuberculosis drugs -- Gertrude belle elion (1918-1999) : innovative drug developer -- Jane C. Wright (1919[?]- ) : pioneer of cancer chemotherapy -- Rosalind Elsie Franklin (1920-1958) : crucial figure in determining the double helix structure of DNA -- Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921- ) : co-developer of radioimmunoassay procedure -- Jewel Plummer Cobb (1924- ) : renowned cancer researcher and university administrator -- Alice Shih-hou Huang (1939- ) : eminent molecular biologist, educator, and leader.
Summary, etc.: "This book profiles 25 women who have made significant contributions to medical research. Each profile includes a general introduction and childhood, her formal education, her most valuable contributions, and events or persons which influenced her life and career. The book concludes with brief descriptions of important persons mentioned within the profiles"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Medicine > Research.
Biology > Research.
Women scientists > Biography.
Scientists > Biography.
Medicine > History.
Biomedical Research > Biography.
Biomedical Research > history.
History, Modern 1601-.
Women > Biography.
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