Elizabeth Weir

Milo Toor submitted this bio of his grandmother (and photo taken in the 1940s)


Receiving a Ph. D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University, Beth worked intermittently at a host of institutions ranging from academic (among others, Carnegie Tech and University College, London) to social (PTA, and the League of Women Voters and Planned Parenthood). She is most fond of her work on measuring the growth of cholesterol crystals in artificial bile solutions, the project she feels had the greatest significance. Ultimately, though Beth achieved much with her work, she was restrained by the academic world’s disinterest in and inability to incorporate women.

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