Today, blood cultures are a commonplace, highly advanced, and often automated function in microbiology laboratories, but this was not always the case.
Pioneers in Bacteriology: Sara Branham Matthews and Margaret Pittman
bioMérieux Connection recognizes the importance of Women’s Equality Day and takes this opportunity to highlight two women in science whose work made a lasting impact on public health and who continue to be an inspiring force for all future scientists.
Ida A. Bengston and Alice Evans: “Heroines of Science” and Bacteriology
These remarkable bacteriologists put their lives on the line for their research, contributed groundbreaking discoveries, and opened doors for other female scientists—proving to be true defenders of public health.
William A. Hinton: A Pioneer in Syphilis Detection & the First African American Professor at Harvard
During his career, Hinton became the first Black person to write a medical textbook in the U.S.— Syphilis and its Treatment, published in 1936.He was also the first African American to be promoted to professor at Harvard University.
The Value of Diagnostics in Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance – A Public Health Problem
At this year’s World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress, Dr. Tristan Timbrook delivered a...