The Remarkable Lives of 100 Women Healers and Scientists

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B. Adams, Incorporated, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
Women in science have had special obstacles to overcome in the last century. For years, women were barred from enrolling at many major academic institutions. The eminent astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin had to make special arrangements in order to take classes at Harvard, which, like any number of institutions of the time, had a formal ban on female enrollment. Each of the 100 profiles in this book tells the inspiring story of a trailblazer who set a new standard of excellence in her field. These women, and their stories of ambition, intellect, adversity, and triumph, are guaranteed in inspire and delight.

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