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Dr May Edward Chinn

Anyone want to write a post about her? Thanks to Catherine Roberts, who posted this link on Facebook.  I have not checked the sources, but it sounds like a story worth pursuing. http://www.womenyoushouldknow.net/how-is-it-possible-we-never-learned-about-this-woman-meet-dr-may-edward-chinn/

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Hemavathy Appan

This is a story of my mom, Dr. Hemavathy, a pediatrician in India. She was born in Kariapattinam, a small village in southern India in the state of Tamil Nadu. The village had one school that only went up to … Continue reading

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Iris Runge

Iris Runge: A Pioneer in applied mathematics and electronics By Else Hoyrup, Danish mathematician and historian of science elsehoyrup@mail.dk This image of Runge appears on the Humboldt University Site. Iris Runge (1888-1966) was a German applied mathematician, physicist, and inventor. … Continue reading

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Williamina Paton Fleming

Thanks to librarian Sam Kome, who passed along this clipping from the Library of Congress archive of an article about Fleming in a newspaper from North Dakota October 18, 1906. Willison, Williams County, N.D.  The headline notes that “Mrs. Fleming … Continue reading

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Mary Putnam Jacobi

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

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Hertha Marks Ayrton

Thank you to Mathematician Sharon Lubkin, who called my attention to the Google doodle above, which was posted in honor of what would be Hertha Marks Ayrton’s 162nd birthday.   This led me to a fun jaunt through her Wikipedia page … Continue reading

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Thelma Prince

Thanks to librarian Allegra Swift, who passed along this tweet pointing to this article about Thelma Prince, who contributed to the development of the polio vaccine.    

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