400 Years of Women in Science
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Marie Meurdrac, Chemist
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Louise Bourgeois Boursier, Midwife
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Émilie du Châtelet, Physicist
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Du Chatelet's Notebook
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Lise Meitner's Autograph
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An exhibition at New York's Grolier Club, "Extraordinary Women in Science & Medicine: Four Centuries of Achievement," gathers artifacts and manuscripts related to some of the greatest scientific minds of the last 400 years. This image shows Marie Curie's book about her experiences during World War I, when she helped the French military use x-rays to identify soldier's wounds. Curie, who discovered radioactivity, is one of the most famous scientists of all time, but many of the other women featured in the show are not as well known.