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This first of a projected 2-volume study of women scientists in America is based on exhaustive research in manuscript collections, scrapbooks, obituaries, and a wealth of other heretofore unmined materials. Dr. Rossiter, a Guggenheim fellow and research associate of the American Academy of Sciences and the University of California at Berkeley, divides her analysis chronologically into three time periods (before 1880, 1880 to 1910, and 1910 to 1940).
Rossiter first discusses the rise of the women's colleges in the nineteenth century (notably, the Seven Sisters schools) and their strong academic orientation to science. Although their higher education was initially justified
Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940.. Ann Intern Med. ;98:1040–1041. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-6-1040_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(6):1040-1041.
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