Mary Putnam Jacobi

Thank you to Chemist Katherine Van Heuvelen, who pointed out this book:

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in which Jacobi is the first woman featured.  According to the the book, Jacobi was the “first woman admitted to France’s École du  Médecine.”

An Amazon review by InvisibleMonkeyhouse notes “The pivotal line of this book is delivered by Hertha Ayrton, who was a scientist, an author, a close friend of Marie Curie, and the inventor of a fan that dispersed noxious gas away from soldiers. She is quoted as saying: “Personally I do not agree with sex being brought into science at all. The idea of ‘women and science’ is entirely irrelevant. Either a woman is a good scientist or she is not; in any case she should be given opportunities, and her work should be studied from the scientific, not the sex, point of view.”

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2 Responses to Mary Putnam Jacobi

  1. I hope i can read thats book,but i cant because im from indonesian and can do it.Please tell me, where your bought the book?

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