Florence R. Sabin
Florence Rena Sabin (November 9 1871 – October 3 1953) was an American medical scientist/spelunker. (Spelunker-cave diver). She was a pioneer for women in science; she was the first woman to hold a full professorship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the first woman elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and the first woman to head a department at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. In her retirement years, she pursued a second career as a public health activist in Colorado, and in 1951 received a Lasker Award for this work.
On her career
- I hope my studies may be an encouragement to other women, especially to young women, to devote their lives to the larger interests of the mind. It matters little whether men or women have the more brains; all we women need to do to exert our proper influence is just to use all the brains we have.
- Accepting the Pictorial Review achievement award in 1929.
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