Category Archives: Medicine

Virginia Apgar

Thank you to regular GGSTEM contributor, Jill Tietjen, for this post about Virginia Apgar.  Apgar’s photo is from the Library of Congress. Do you know what your Apgar Score was?  In all likelihood, at one minute and five minutes after … Continue reading

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Maud Menten

Thanks to Erin Digitale, a science writer at the Stanford University School of Medicine who suggested Maud Menten for Grandma got STEM.  Erin wrote that she is the “Menten” in the “Michaelis-Menten” equation, which is used to explain much of the … Continue reading

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Today’s post is inspired by yesterday’s Atlantic.  For the In Focus section, Alan Taylor sent out a request for topics and promised to post high resolution pictures for the first 40 topics he received.  Number 18 contained a lovely shout-out to … Continue reading

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Maria Dee Salmonson

Thank you to Aurora Pribram-Jones, who submitted this post about her great-grandmother, Dee. I did not see this picture of my great-grandmother, Maria Dee Salmonson (standing, right), until I was a senior chemistry major at Harvey Mudd College, after which point … Continue reading

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Alyce Muldoon and Margaret “Peggy” O’Neil

Thank you to L. Daniel Muldoon, who submitted this post and sister-ly picture.  Yes, Daniel confirmed, that is a knife.   The picture is from St. Patrick’s Day in 1981. My grandmother, Alyce Muldoon (right), and her sister Margaret “Peggy” O’Neil … Continue reading

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Marge James

Thank you to Evelyn Lamb, who submitted this post about her Grandmother, Marge James.  Evelyn’s Scientific American blog is called Roots of Unity. This is my grandmother Marge James, medical technologist and women’s rights activist.  The picture is her engagement portrait from 1948. … Continue reading

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Laura Benjamin

Hi Rachel, My mom, Laura Benjamin, has a PhD in the molecular biology of cancer. Soon after getting tenured as a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, she left academia to become the Vice President of ImClone, a subsidiary … Continue reading

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