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.
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.
Almeida’s contributions to the field of virology are immeasurable. Besides her discovery of the coronavirus family, she pioneered and perfected multiple techniques that have resulted in huge strides in viral imaging and diagnosis.
By the bioMérieux Connection Editors Florence Sabin had hoped for a career as a pianist, but upon entering her high school years, she was frankly informed that her musical talent was merely average. It was this fact that lead her to her career as a scientist, which was, without a doubt, far from average. Sabin’s …