Elizabeth Lee Hazen and Rachel Brown


Thanks to Carrie Weiner Campbell, who found this photograph of Elizabeth Lee Hazen and Rachel Brown on the Smithsonian Flikr page.

Here is the information that accompanies the photo in the Archives:


Subject: Hazen, Elizabeth Lee 1888-1975
       Brown, Rachel 1898-1980
       New York (State) Dept. of Health

Type: Black-and-White Prints

Date: 10/28/1955

Topic: Microbiology
     Women scientists

Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA-SIA2008-3566]

Summary: In 1950, microbiologist Elizabeth Lee Hazen (1888-1975) and chemist Rachel Brown (1898-1980), Division of Laboratories and Research, New York State Department of Health, Albany, developed an effective antifungal agent (nystatin) for yeast infections. This photograph was distributed in 1955 when Hazen and Brown were given the first Squibb Award for achievements in chemotherapy.

Cite as: Acc. 90-105 – Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives



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