Sheilamae O'HaraFlorence Sabin, trained as a medical doctor, was a giant in the field of research science. She never made the breakthrough discoveries that would have made her as famous as Pasteur, Curie, or Salk, but she did meticulous laboratory work that paved the way for important discoveries in the treatment of tuberculosis, and she published major papers on the lymphatic system and the midbrain and medulla, among others, earning the respect of her mentors, peers, and students. In her 70s she became a specialist in public health, first for the state of Colorado, and then in Denver. The reserved scientist proved to be a formidable politician, and the "Sabin Laws" were landmark documents in the field of public health. Sabin was a scientist, a feminist, a politician, a teacher, and a woman of great integrity. This well-written book with its vintage photographs may help to make her better known. Further reading suggestions appended.
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