Ladies in the Laboratory IV: Imperial Russia's Women in Science, 1800-1900: A Survey of Their Contributions to Research

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Rowman & Littlefield, Mar 12, 2015 - Science - 188 pages
The first volume of Ladies in the Laboratory provided a systematic survey and comparison of the work of nineteenth-century American and British women in scientific research. Companion volumes focused on women scientists from Western Europe and the former British colonial territories of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

In Ladies in the Laboratory IV, Mary R.S. Creese expands her scope to include the contributions of nineteenth-century women of Imperial Russia. Many of these women believed that science was the key to social progress, and the great advances in scientific research—work in which Russians had leading roles—made scientific training especially attractive. Featuring biographical sketches of more than 120 women, this volume covers individuals whose scientific research encompassed medicine, chemistry, zoology, botany, and paleontology. Organized into chapters by field, the entries provide details about the personal backgrounds as well as professional achievements of these remarkable women.

A well-organized blend of individual life stories and quantitative information, this volume is for everyone interested in nineteenth century science. The stories of these women make for fascinating reading and serve as a valuable source for those who want to learn more about the history of women in science and medicine as well as nineteenth-century Russian history.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Russias Early Medical Women
1
Chemists and Biochemists
49
Botanists Zoologists and Entomologists
71
Chapter Four Mathematicians and Astronomers
87
Chapter Five Geologists Paleontologists and Other Explorers
99
Polish Women
107
Appendix Additional Biographical Sketches and Notes
123
Bibliography of Papers by Women of Imperial Russia in Scientific Periodicals 18001900
137
Selected Bibliography
163
Index
169
About the Author and Contributor
173
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Mary R.S. Creese is a former research chemist and has written numerous publications about the history of women scientists. She is the author of Ladies in the Laboratory: American and British Women in Science, 1800-1900 (Scarecrow, 1998), Ladies in the Laboratory II: West European Women in Science, 1800-1900 (Scarecrow, 2003), and Ladies in the Laboratory III: South African, Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian Women in Science (Scarecrow, 2010).

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