Women In Healthcare


Women In Healthcare

3 Iconic Women In Healthcare

☆ ​Rosalyn Yalow ☆

◦ Rosalyn Yalow was a nuclear physicist. She developed radioimmunoassay (RIA) with doctor Solomon Berson.

◦ RIA is used to measure small concentrations of substances in the body, such as hormones in the blood. Yalow and Berson tracked insulin by injecting radioactive iodine into patients' blood.

◦ ​In 1977, Rosalyn Yalow became the second woman to win a Nobel prize in medicine.

☆ Rosalind Franklin ☆

◦ ​Rosalind Franklin, also known as 'the Dark Lady of DNA', helped lay the foundation of knowledge for structural virology.

◦ She carried out x-ray diffraction studies that provided crucial clues to the structure of DNA and quantitatively confirmed the Watson-Crick DNA model.

◦ Crick, Watson, and Wilkins shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their work on the structure of DNA. None gave Franklin credit for her contributions.

☆ Inez Beverly Prosser ☆
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◦ Inez Beverly Prosser became the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate in psychology in 1933.

◦ The magnitude of her accomplishment in obtaining her PhD was recognized by her appearance on the cover of the magazine 'The Crisis' in August 1933.

​Author = Jasmine Ahern

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