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In celebration of international #WomenInScience day, l’d like to introduce you to 3 nutritionists/ medical researchers that I worked on during my PhD. They were pretty tough and persevering... THREAD 1/8 #histmed #histSTEM
Many women nutritionists in the mid-20th century were field workers. Field work is complex and messy, and it can be harder to implement controls. It was often looked down upon by fundamental researchers/laboratory scientists. Thus, their work was often overlooked. 2/8
First let me introduce you to Dr Lucy Wills. She was key in the discovery of #folicacid and its importance to pregnant women and their babies. Relatively overlooked in histories of #nutrition, she was recently recognised via a #googledoodle newscientist.com/article/220246… 3/8
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