St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Anonymous Too Long—STL Women Shorted on Credit for Scientific Work

The Institute’s social media editor interviewed about campaign to identify unnamed women scientists in photo.

May 15, 2020

The Science History Institute has taken to social media to ensure that women working in science get their due credit—even if it’s only in a caption. In March, the Philadelphia-based institute uploaded a photo taken in the 1940s at the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, now part of Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The group portrait shows the late Dr. Michael Somogyi, a renowned physician and biochemist at Washington University, and five female laboratory assistants, identified as “female laboratory assistants.”

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