WOMEN PIONEERS OF SCIENCE by Louise Haber

WOMEN PIONEERS OF SCIENCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The lives and careers of twelve women scientists, almost all American, from industrial medicine pioneer Alice Hamilton and blood researcher Florence Rena Sahin, both M.D.s, to 1977 Nobel Prize winner Rosalyn Yalow and, for a breath of air, marine biologist Sylvia Earle Mead of the Tektite underwater research project. Among the twelve are two other Nobelists and two black women. There is no overlap with Iris Noble's Contemporary Women Scientists of America (p. 460, J-118), which generally made more of the issue of sexist discrimination. Like Noble, Haber fails to dramatize either the lives or the work, and if anything Haber's profiles are even drabber. However they are eminently suitable as school-report sources and the subjects themselves rate the exposure.

Pub Date: Sept. 11th, 1979
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich